Happy New Year 2022! We are starting Veganuary by celebrating the impact VAF had in 2021. In less than a year, the Vegan Africa Fund has supported vegan efforts in 5 countries.
In the past few months, the Vegan Africa Fund has built a directory of over 300 businesses across Africa that are vegan and sustainable. We are open to investors until we reach our goal or until our round closes on 31 January 2022.
In November, we supported the Veg Fest Morocco, a weekend-long live-stream festival that featured international speakers and reached over 50,000 people.
The Vegan Africa Fund made our first investment in Vegan Basket, which has since doubled its kitchen and restaurant capacity, increased sales and production outputs by 30%, and conducted research and development into vegan protein alternatives with products sourced sustainably on the Kenya coast.
In Uganda, we supported vegan outreach programs through football tournaments by supporting the Vegan Society of Uganda. We also supported vegan outreach at live animal markets, and through youth programs through supporting the Podrska Foundation.
The Vegan Africa Fund also supported Chef Cola, founder of African Vegan on a Budget and new cookbook author. We supported a plant-based African cooking class in Cape Town, South Africa led by Zimbabwe-based Chef Cola.
2022 is going to be even more impactful. Our mission is to support the vegan future of Africa, and we are grateful to ALL who have supported us! If you're a vegan entrepreneur in Africa and want to join our network, reach out through the apply page. Follow our instagram and twitter to get involved, and if you want to help us support the pan-African vegan network, invest in the VAF crypto.