Blantyre’s culture is anchored by integrity and strong principals. Openly communicating our intentions and aligning the interest of our employees, investors and other counterparts. The firm’s entrepreneurial spirit embraces innovation in the way we invest and create value.
Blantyre’s values guide the behaviors, actions and decisions of everyone at the firm.
- Act with honesty and fairness
- Treat others with care & respect
- Honour our commitments
- Maximize value creation for our clients prudently and proactively
- Make decisions based on evidence
- Think innovatively with an entrepreneurial attitude
- Open communication is a core of what we do
- Explain the rationale of our decisions
- Challenge and be challenged
Blantyre’s name comes from the city located in Malawi, Africa known for being the commercial and industrial capital of the country. The city of Blantyre was founded in 1876 and named after Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, the birthplace of the explorer David Livingstone.
Our team is proud to support the following organizations working to support communities in Malawi and across Africa.
Mothers2Mothers (m2m) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to building a thriving, healthy Africa by preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV. The organization ensures one of Africa’s greatest strengths—its women—are at the heart of its work to end AIDS, by employing women living with HIV as Community Health Workers called Mentor Mothers. m2m Mentor Mothers work both at health facilities and door-to-door to improve the health of communities across nine African nations. They deliver life-changing services to women, children, adolescents, and entire families. This model improves health of communities, while delivering meaningful employment for women living with HIV.
'Kwera' means 'to climb' in Chichewa, Malawi's native language. With the belief that education has the power to transform lives, create social impact, and contribute to economic growth, Kwera was founded in 2017 and began its journey in Malawi. Only 9% of young people in Sub-Saharan Africa get a university degree. Malawi is further behind with just 1% - that is the lowest number in the world. Kwera is dedicated to making a difference for the youth in low and middle income countries by ensuring more young people become highly educated and skilled, ultimately helping them transform their lives and their communities. Kwera finances higher education for students enrolled at local universities and helps to develop their employability and entrepreneurship skills.