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Scale your climate enterprise now.

Pioneer Facility, powered by Nexus for Development, offers loans of up to $500,000 (USD) to scale climate positive social enterprises in Southeast Asia.

The fund focuses on enhancing financial access for enterprises led by women. If your business supports women and other marginalized communities with products or services that improve climate resiliency, seize this opportunity!

$50,000 - $500,000

Flexible Debt Financing

No Collateral

Categories that we fund

Clean Energy

We drive climate funding to clean energy projects, including solar energy for smallholder farmers and biogas enterprises.

Clean Water

We finance clean water projects, such as water filters and piped water solutions that have positive environmental and health benefits.

Waste Management

Our funding supports companies who offer innovative solutions including organic waste management and plastic recycling.

Sustainable Agriculture

We strive to finance companies working in sustainable agriculture, including food processing and bio-fertilizer.

Eligibility criteria

Climate focused social enterprise

Social enterprises producing and distributing sustainable climate positive solutions in Southeast Asia

Growth stage

We fund companies ready to take their solutions to the next level, must be 2+ years operational and ready to scale

Reach underserved communities

Our investments are driven to solutions that benefit low-income, underserved communities. We allocate 40% of funding to women led intiatives.

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Application Process

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About Pioneer Facility

Nexus for Development is the fund manager for the Pioneer Facility, a developing economy impact investment fund that provides short to medium term debt capital to private growth-stage enterprises.

We support initiatives in Southeast Asia that focus on energy, water, waste management and agriculture solutions that benefit low-income, underserved communities. The Pioneer Facility is committed to funding women led businesses and those that drive both environmental and social impacts.

We provide access to finance for impactful climate entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia