Welcome to YEC Fund - Empowering Businesses Across Africa!

Unlocking Financial Opportunities for Pan-African Growth

YEC Fund, your partner in financial empowerment, is here to fuel the dreams of businesses across the African continent. Our tailored financial solutions are designed to be the catalyst for your success.

About Us

Empowering Africa, One Business at a Time

The YEC Fund, rooted in Zimbabwe with a Pan-African approach, enhances SMMEs using blended finance and fintech innovations like 'pay as you go'. It integrates philanthropy to de-risk investments, targeting women and youth empowerment. Employing viability gap models and green bonds, the Fund promotes sustainable investments, aligned with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Mission

To empower businesses across Africa with innovative financial products, fostering growth and prosperity.

Our Values

  • Our services are designed to empower you to achieve your goals

  • We are committed to making financial solutions accessible to businesses of all sizes.

  • Transparency and trust form the core of our operations.

  • We continuously innovate to provide cutting-edge financial tools for your success.


Our Impact Model

  • Our services are designed to empower you to achieve your goals

  • Our model creates financial accessibility for youth and women entrepreneurs, providing them the crucial fiscal backing to seed, sustain, and scale their businesses in the renewable energy domain.

  • We ensure youth and women entrepreneurs have strategic access to viable markets, paving the way for their renewable energy products and services to penetrate, thereby driving profitability and robust business expansion.

  • Establishing connections across the renewable energy value chain, we link youth and women entrepreneurs to pivotal stakeholders, from suppliers to consumers, fortifying a sustainable business network that propels their ventures forward.




Working Capital Finance:

Elevate your business operations with YEC Fund's Working Capital Financing service, designed to finance your short-term assets and ensure liquidity for daily expenses.


Asset Secured Grants:

Secure the future of your business with our asset secured grants. YEC Fund partners with you to acquire essential assets for growth.


Order Finance:

Propel your business expansion with our order finance solutions. Seize new opportunities without worrying about capital constraints.


Pay As You Go:

Our Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solutions range from Financing small home systems to large commercial systems, providing reliable and affordable energy to our customers. To financing Productive Usage Appliances for informal SMEs to improve access to finance.

Call To Action

Ready to embark on a journey of financial empowerment across Africa? Connect with YEC Fund today and discover how we can fuel your growth.

Our Projects

Navigating Business Challenges in a Dynamic African Market:

Discover strategies that businesses can adopt to navigate challenges and thrive in the dynamic African market.

Empowering Entrepreneurs: The Backbone of African Economy:

Explore how YEC Fund is empowering entrepreneurs, driving innovation, and contributing to the growth of the African economy.

Financial Well-Being: A Game Changer for African Workforce:

Learn how prioritizing employee financial well-being can impact productivity and business success.

Charting the Course for Youth Economic Empowerment: Launch of the Youth Economic Forum, Zimbabwe Chapter

A diverse group of young individuals engaged in a passionate discussion in a well-lit conference room.The Youth Economic Forum Takes Off Last week, Zimbabwe witnessed a monumental stride towards economic empowerment with the launch of the Youth Economic Forum's Zimbabwe Chapter.

Pioneering Renewable Energy Access in Zimbabwe: YE Capital’s Impressive Leap

Transforming the Renewable Energy Landscape, A Milestone for YE Capital.In a significant move, YE Capital has made its mark on the renewable energy landscape of Zimbabwe. The startup was recently recognized as a finalist among 10 esteemed projects for the UNDP Renewed Energy Offer program. This initiative seeks to amplify renewable energy access, focusing on Zimbabwe's marginalized communities.

The Rising Trajectory of African Start-up Funding:

African start-ups have seen a phenomenal rise in funding over the past few years. According to Briter, start-up funding in Africa has grown at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 52% since 2018. The figures, which surged to US$5.4 B in 2022 from US$4.9 B in 2021, attest to this remarkable growth trajectory.

September's Spotlight:Fostering Financial Literacy for Sustainable Growth

Throwbacks give us an excellent opportunity to reminisce and appreciate our journey. As we look back at September 2022, it's evident that financial empowerment remained at the forefront of our mission.

Journeying Back to October 2022: Amplifying Local Enterprises with Clean Energy Solutions

It's always rewarding to reflect on our endeavors ,especially when they are aligned with a purpose that impacts communities at large.A Mission with a Purpose Led by our dynamic duo, Dr. Rufaro of Partner-Research and Development and Tatenda Marongedza from Partner Development Programs, we collaborated closely with the UNDP Zimbabwe CO to roll out the second phase of our ambitious initiative, the Solar Minigrid Energy Kiosks, also recognized as the Green Energy Accelerator.

The Injustice of Climate Finance: Africa's Lost Opportunities

Today, as the world shifts its focus to Finance Day at COP27 held in November 2022, we take a moment to reflect on the glaring disparities and the consequential impacts of climate change on the African continent.

Women's Month Special - March 2023: Empowering Women Through Green Energy Initiatives

The Power of Green Energy in Women's Hands In the heart of Zimbabwe, where the golden rays of the sun bathe the land, there's an awakening. A revolution, if you will, as the potential of green energy intertwines with the strength and resilience of Zimbabwean women. March, dedicated to celebrating women globally, sees an incredible leap forward for women-led SMEs in the peri-urban areas of Zimbabwe.

April 2023 Project Update - Ensuring Sustainable Impact with the "Green Energy Accelerator" Initiative:

An Important Checkpoint: Monitoring and Evaluation The month of April was a crucial period for our "Green Energy Accelerator" Solar Minigrid Energy Kiosks initiative. As any dedicated team would attest, the real work begins after the initiation of a project. Regular check-ins, evaluations, and adjustments are pivotal to the success and sustainability of any endeavor, particularly when it involves the welfare and development of communities.

Evaluating the Impact: Bridging the Gaps Last week marked a significant milestone for the team at YE Capital Pvt. Ltd Development Programs as they undertook an end-of-project evaluation for the much-anticipated BRIDGE project.

A Glance at the BRIDGE Initiative Facilitated by CESVI Zimbabwe, in conjunction with MTDC, and generously funded by the European Union, the BRIDGE project has been a beacon of progress for the agricultural communities in Beitbridge, Matabeleland South. Its primary aim? To champion sustainable agriculture, foster community involvement, and ensure consistent growth.

Our Team

Meet our Team

Simbarashe T Gwenzi

Chief Executive Officer

Ruvimbo Nyakazeya

Finance and Adminstrative Executive

Anesu Jairosi

Chief Technology Officer

Shirley Munjanga

IT Systems Analyst

Tinotenda Gwenzi

Finance Manager

Prince G.J Marongedza

Associate Financial Technology

Mukudzei Gwenzi

Youth Innovation Officer

Kudzai Munyaradzi

Gender and Development Officer


Ready to embark on a journey of financial empowerment across Africa?

Connect with YEC Fund today and discover how we can fuel your growth.


5th Floor South Wing, Stanley House, Harare, Zimbabwe


0242 700465

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