Pioneer Facility

Debt Financing Designed for Impactful, Growth-stage Enterprises

With the Pioneer Facility (PF), Nexus for Development offers flexible debt financing to growth-stage enterprises who have developed and are implementing solutions to provide access to basic services for low-income or marginalized communities. The Pioneer Facility is an innovative fund that provides scale-up capital, via working capital or capex loans, to enterprises that offer sustainable energy and clean water solutions to underserved populations in Southeast Asia.

Sustainable Energy

Clean Water

Clean Cooking

Improved Sanitation

Indicative Loan Terms


USD 100K – USD 500K

10% Interest

Up to 3 years maturity

Eligibility Requirements


Social enterprise model

Your organization uses market-based approaches to create social and environmentally conscious goods and services with a medium-term vision of financial sustainability.

Growth stage

You are seeking and capable of managing and paying back a $100k – $500k loan. Your organization has completed pilots, has a business plan, and is ready to scale its activities.


You operate in Asia.


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Current Portfolio



The Pioneer Facility continues to look for investors to support its mission of supporting viable early-stage startups to achieve the next level of growth. We are targeting a final close of USD6.5M. We have already raised USD2.8M with over 85% in first loss capital and are actively growing our portfolio across Asia.