Who we are:
Angello are a group of highly motivated, investment and business professionals with a wealth of experience in civil society projects. Our tribe care deeply about social transformation.
We believe that to achieve sustainable social transformation within society, appropriate investment is required, in addition to business and civil society working together to find sustainable solutions.
We nurture enterprise-led developments to enable them to flourish.
The importance of our work:
Developing nations are characterised by sparse economic activity, with weak SME activity. The consequence of such little financial and social capital is often evidenced in strained family incomes and impoverished communities. In many instances, one or both parents emigrate to find work elsewhere.Children are left with little access to education and healthcare, with high rates of youth unemployment.
Conventionally charitable entities have responded with aid-based development initiatives or large scale government programmes. These bring important short-term relief but often not long-term economic and social change.
We believe in the old adage: You can give a man a fish and he can eat for a day, or you can teach him to fish and he can help to feed his community for a lifetime.
Our contention is that income and economic activity remains low in frontier nations because enterprise has not been able to flourish and entrepreneurs have not had the support required to establish and grow their businesses. Many such entrepreneurs have then not considered the importance of their values and their corporate responsibilities to their region.
Furthermore, traditional capital markets have failed to serve developing these nations as investors allocate investment into projects that meet their requirements for risk-adjusted returns. Without adequate support, companies in developing countries rarely meet these requirements.
Until the problem of market failure is addressed, developing nations will continue to be trapped in this cycle of poverty.
Our rule book:
Angello seek to work collaboratively and in partnership with others, aiming to ‘do to and for others what we would have them do to and for us’.
We walk with humility and thoughtfulness, recognising that the issues that we seek to address are painful and complex.
We always seek to act with integrity and honesty with the resources that are entrusted to us.
We listen to our global and local partners, respect them and help them reach their full potential.
We empower our local partners and businesses, enabling them to take ownership of their projects.
We develop at a speed that ensures our vision and values stay intact.
We are realistic about returns available to our investment partners, so that focusing on our vision is never compromised by expectations of investors.
We seek to develop businesses that ‘do the right thing’ and that have positive impact in their communities.
These businesses will seek to give dignity to economically disadvantaged people and to help individuals reach their full potential.
How we measure success
We consider the following to be measures of success:
A greater numbers of men and women finding income and dignity through work
Increased family cohesion, enabling children to be better cared for, fed, educated and nurtured
More young people gaining access to employment opportunities and hope for their future
Development of profitable businesses that can both invest in their communities and provide robust returns for investors
Long term economical, social and environmental sustainability
Spiritual development and growth