We are looking to invest in small, medium and large-sized enterprises in Afghanistan, which can demonstrate significant growth potential. We are also open to exploring opportunities in real estate investments, project finance and public-private partnership. Companies interested in getting financing from AIF should submit a detailed business plan to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. What we expect to see in a business or project plan?
Overview of the company:
Owners & partners
Operational data for last three years (where applicable)
Financial statements for last three years (where applicable)
2. Description of the project where you expect us to invest?
Products and Services
What product/service you are planning to provide?
What is the need for product/service you are planning to produce?
How will your business satisfy the need?
Facts about your industry
How big is the market?
How attractive and profitable is the sector?
Who are the key players?
What is the growth potential and opportunity for a business of your size?
What barriers to entry keep potential new competitors from flooding into your market?
Market demand for the product/service
How will your product differentiate?
Who will you be targeting as customers?
Current clients: Their names and addresses. Amount they are buying.
What will be your most effective marketing and promotional strategies?
How and where do you produce your products or services?
Availability of required inputs:
Personnel: Number of employees. Type of labor (skilled, unskilled, professional). Where do you find new employees? Quality of existing staff. Pay structure. Training methods and requirements. New hiring in the coming year? Who does which tasks? Are schedules and procedures in place? Do you use contract workers as well as employees?
Suppliers – Their names and addresses. Type and amount of inventory furnished. Credit and delivery policies. History and reliability. Do you expect shortages or short-term delivery problems? Are supply costs steady or fluctuating? If fluctuating, how do you deal with changing costs? Should you be searching out new sources of supply, or are you satisfied with present suppliers?
Equipment suppliers – form where you are planning to buy additional equipment? Technical specification of equipment
What is the Legal Environment? Describe the following: licensing and bonding requirements: permits, health, workplace, or environmental regulations, special regulations covering your industry or profession, etc.
The financial plan consists of a five-year projections of: profit and loss, a cash-flow, a projected balance sheet, capital expenditures and a breakeven calculation. Include monthly breakdowns for the first two years. Assumptions of the financial model should be indicated on the separate spread sheet. Add different scenario analysis.
Financing the project
How much you and your partners are investing?
How much debt you are planning to attract and from where?
How much additional equity financing are you expecting from us to invest?
Management and Organization
Biographies of key executives + CVs
Financial Models, Pre-feasibility/ feasibility Studies, industry overviews, etc.