Posted By Graymatterscap On Sat, Apr 7, 2018

Instituto Salus is the first nursing institution in Mexico specialized in training people to become paramedical and geriatric care professionals enabling them to find purposeful, meaningful and well-remunerated jobs in their neighborhoods. It targets women under two age segments – 15-21 and 40-55. Its innovative educational model encourages its students to develop critical thinking, values, social purpose and independence to generate a real change in their quality of life and in the lives of others through the proper application of knowledge.

Investment Rationale

Being a disruptive educational platform enabling women to provide first class health and geriatric care education to those at the bottom of the pyramid in Mexico, Gray Matters Capital saw Insituto Salus as a strategic fit in line with its mission statement of education leading to a meaningful life for 100 million women.

Gray Matters Capital’s investment in Instituto Salus is being used to create two training centers in Mexico City and comes at an appropriate time, when there is a national shortage of nurses, an increase in the elderly population and the need to create opportunities for students to return to the community.

About Graymatterscap

Gray Matters Capital (GMC) is an Atlanta based impact investor with a gender lens that is on a mission to “Find a more purposeful life for 100 million women by 2036." Aligning with its mission is its strategy of making sector agnostic investments globally in for-profit enterprises whose products and services benefit women and girls at scale.

GMC sees education, primarily catering to under-resourced and low and middle income sections of the society, as a powerful tool to bring about gender equality and social equity. Over the past 12 years, it has focused on supporting the education ecosystem India by funding for-profit enterprises in the ‘learning to earning’ space, besides being pioneers in establishing the school finance industry catering to low cost private schools in India with Indian School Finance Company (ISFC); Pakistan with the set-up of Taleem Finance Company Ltd (TFCL), in addition to Nigeria (with EdFin Microfinance Bank).

GMC has till date funded over 80 enterprises across the world to the tune of US$ 125 million.

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