The Wood Foundation is pleased to report continuing strong progress. 75% of our funds are focused on Making Markets Work for the Poor in Sub Saharan Africa and 25% on Developing Young People in Scotland. We are a proactive venture philanthropy funder with a strong management team both in East Africa and in Scotland.
In East Africa, we are pursuing the venture philanthropy model, applying sound business principles and practice in our charitable investments and partnerships. We are the recognised philanthropist in smallholder tea farming, working to enhance the yields and quality of the product, and know-how and capability of the farmers, to create systemic change by encouraging and supporting small farmers to become small businesses and help themselves.