Wishes Granted

"your podcast is a really good idea, talking to those who are handing out the funds, linking their actual interests which is sometimes between the lines. It’s even hard for us to communicate. That's extremely valuable."

-Caspar Priesemann at GIZ

Recent Episodes

NFTs for Non-Profits? An interview with Mieke Marple

Sept. 17, 2021

Mieke Marple is an NFT artist. What is an NFT you ask? Let me explain: an NFT is a new way to create a contract using a blockchain such as ethereum. If the terms NFT or blockchain or ethereum or Bitcoin are new to you then p…

Energy For-Profit Start Up

Charm Impact::Low-Interest Loans for solar distributors

Sept. 1, 2021

Today I talk with Gav Landau the co- founder of Charm Impact, an organization that funds green energy companies in Africa with debt capital at 6% to 10% interest. They fund projects between £10,000 and £250,000 with the firs…

Africa Energy Non-Profit

GIZ: Green People's Energy

Aug. 28, 2021

Green People's Energy is a GIZ program, which provides grant financing up to €200,000. They focus on Green Energy Solutions (think: solar-powered milk chilling or Solar Home Systems). They focus on projects in the countries …

Agriculture Africa For-Profit

AgDevCo and the Smallholder Development Unit with Sandi Roberts

July 23, 2021

AgDevCo makes million dollar plus investments in agriculture value chain companies in Africa. Apply to work with them at https://www.agdevco.com/our-approach/investment-criteria.html ---- Record an audio comment at: wishesgr…

Africa Energy Open Source

EnAccess: Open Source solutions for Energy

April 30, 2021

EnAccess funds Open Source projects in the energy space in developing countries between $50,000 and $250,000. They've funded companies like Solaris, Devergy and ANKA Madagascar. They are like a grantor but a little different…

Agriculture Africa Energy Health For-Profit Start Up

King Baudouin Foundation: Business Partnership Facility

March 31, 2021

I talk with Elke Briers who manages the KBF Business Partnership Facility. Should you apply? Here are the basic requirements: 1 year of financial statements, 50% cofinancing required, €50,000- €200,000 in funding, 5-10 award…