It was with overwhelming gratitude I announced the closing of Aruwa Capital’s first fund and also that I made history as the first female solo GP to raise an institutional first fund over $10 million in Nigeria. Aruwa was launched in October 2019, when I was 29 years old and heavily pregnant with my son. In that same year we completed our first investment despite COVID restrictions. We received a $4 million anchor investment from Visa Foundation, we also received investment from Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund and FSD Africa Nyala Venture Facility, being the first investment by both of those initiatives respectively. Aruwa has an oversubscribed first fund raising more than our $20 million target. To date, the Fund has made six investments, committing over 45% of its capital into a diversified portfolio across critical and essential sectors.