Chai Bora

Tanzania Food and agriculture

Chai Bora is a leading ISO certified manufacturer of Tanzanian consumer tea brands with product categories including blends, tea packs and herbal infusions (organic certified).

We are invested in Chai Bora through Catalyst Fund I, which is managed by Catalyst Principal Partners. For further information on the fund, the fund manager, and the expected impact of the fund’s investment, click here.

Key facts

Status:
Active
Region

Since 2012, we’ve only invested in Africa and South Asia. Investments outside these regions are from our pre-2012 portfolio.

:
Africa, East Africa
Countries:
Tanzania
Sector

We have seven priority sectors. However, we continue to invest outside these sectors, largely in the most challenging regions, as new investment supporting any sector helps to underpin the private sector, and create jobs and livelihoods for people.

:
Food and agriculture
Investment type

We provide capital in three broad ways: direct equity, debt, and intermediated equity (principally through investment funds).

:
Intermediated investment
Fund:
Catalyst Fund I
Fund Manager:
Catalyst Principal Partners
Start date

For direct investments, this is the date CDC committed capital to the business or project.

For funds, this is the date that CDC committed capital to the fund.

For underlying fund investments, this is the date that the fund invested capital into the business.e

:
December 2012
Domicile

This is the investee company’s place of incorporation; or a fund’s jurisdiction.

:
Tanzania