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US Government Funding Boosts KeepITCool’s Expansion in East Africa’s Fish Value Chain

Nairobi, Kenya – 28th September 2023

2023 has been an exciting fundraising year for Keep IT Cool! We are thrilled to announce that funding has been secured from the US Government and other investors including support from the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation(US DFC), U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), USAID, Catalyst Fund, and Draper Richards Kaplan. 

This funding will enable Keep IT Cool to expand across the East Africa North Corridor to further provide proximity-based cold chain services to underserved smallholder fisherfolk, fish farmers, and traders in East Africa. Keep IT Cool’s comprehensive cold chain logistics solution leverages a technological platform that coordinates the supply of fish catch with the demand from both rural and urban customers. Notably, Keep IT Cool’s positive impact reaches more than 22,000 individuals, thereby creating increased economic opportunities for over 58,000 people, all while addressing child labor risks in the East African fishing industry.