Karisimbi Partners’ portfolio company, Asili Natural Oils, is excited to introduce a variety of new products in 2015. Karisimbi Partners has been integral in the creation and continued existence of Asili. Read about Asili’s new products, Asili’s story, and Karisimbi Partners’ role in the recently published case study.
Asili Natural Oils is a supplier of natural ingredients to customers in the personal care and specialty oil industries around the world. Asili Natural Oils is a social-impact business occupying a critical link in the supply chain – connecting hundreds of small-holder farmers to high value international markets. Asili is committed to serving customers with professionalism and integrity, thereby ensuring benefits for farmers, customers, and employees.
In 2012, Karisimbi Partners established Asili Natural Oils with two socially motivated British investors looking to set up a sustainable social-impact business. The business was born out of a desire to find a private sector solution for a large number of Rwandan farmers who were convinced by well-meaning organizations to plant Moringa trees in the early 2000’s.
Rwandan-based consulting & investment firm Karisimbi Partners is proud to announce a 2015 opening in our Karisimbi Fellows program. After experiencing great success and satisfaction with our 2014 Fellows, KBP is excited to provide yet another opportunity for professionals who have recently completed an undergraduate or graduate degree in business administration or a related field to get hands on experience partnering with businesses in the developing world. Karisimbi Fellows have the unique opportunity to work directly with management teams and other stakeholders to increase capacity and effectiveness and in so doing to assist in the long term development of the communities in which those businesses operate. The Karisimbi Fellow is provided a unique platform to assist in developing the private sector through the strong reputation and partnerships built by Karisimbi Partners over years of operating in East Africa.
Rolling start dates for selected candidates begin August 1 2015. Housing and business-related expenses will be covered by Karisimbi Partners and a stipend will also be provided to the Fellow to offset some costs of living.
Click Here to download the Program Description for more detail and instructions in submitting an application for consideration.