Welcome to Shuraako
Shuraako connects Somali region entrepreneurs to impact capital with aim to foster economic growth, create jobs, and promote stability and peace. Shuraako has been operating throughout the Somali peninsula since 2012 with offices in Hargeisa, Garowe, and Mogadishu. Shuraako, which means “partnership” in Somali, works in conflict-affected areas and underserved small and medium enterprise (SME) markets to develop a more resilient and responsible private sector.
Apply for a Loan
We connect entrepreneurs to capital by conducting thorough on-the-ground due diligence and managing post-investment execution. Learn about our investment criteria and apply for financing through the Nordic Horn of Africa Opportunities Fund.
Featured News, Insights and Analysis
Yahye Bakery and Sweets in Hargeisa embarks on a transformative journey propelled by strategic investment from One Earth Future’s Shuraako program. Abdi Khadar Mohamed Osman, the General Manager, tells us about some of the significant milestones achieved through this partnership.
Amal Abdirahman, a student at City University in Mogadishu, Somalia, has become a vital force in the fisheries data collection effort led by One Earth Future's Secure Fisheries program.
The One Earth Future Somali team recently wrapped up a dynamic two-day retreat in Nairobi, focusing on strategic planning and discussions to enhance their impact in Somalia and Somaliland. Check out this video for an inside look.
Our Current Fund
The Nordic Horn of Africa Opportunities Fund (or “Nordic Fund”) is uniquely designed to advance development effects while generating a positive return on capital. This innovative impact fund is deploying risk capital to finance small and medium-sized enterprises (“SMEs”) located in the Somali peninsula with a focus on job creation and empowerment of female and youth entrepreneurs.
Partner with us
The Nordic Fund currently has a pipeline of over $10 million of potential new investments and is currently in the process of working with its funding partners to seek additional investment in order to grow assets under management from its current base of $26 million to $50 million to $100 million over the next several years. We welcome potential investors. Please reach out to discuss partnering with us.