|#||Name||Sector||Region||Jobs Created||Company BIO|
|1||ASLI Construction Company||Manufacturing||Maroodijeeh||36|
ASLI Construction Company is about
setting up a manufacturing department for the production of Colour Coated
Galvanized Steel (PPGI) required for construction. PPGI sheets are roll
formed by roll forming machines and the thickness and colour can be
different with panels featured with easy installation, high strength, more
economic, (low lost). This product is widely used as the wall or roof of
factories, warehouse, garage, exhibition centre, cinema etc.
In Somaliland, all construction companies use PPGI for their building projects and the company used 6,840 units last year. Different types of iron sheets are imported mainly from the Middle East and Far East Asia with very limited local production. This presents an opportunity in the marketplace to produce this important component locally, and creating jobs in the process.
|2||TALSAN IT Solutions||Business Services||Maroodijeeh||19|
|TALSAN IT Solutions is about building a low-cost 2D and 3D Animation Studio that produces high-quality digital animation products in Somali language. The business provides a range of services that include trainings on multimedia, access, office, database, web designing, accounting (software), networking, photography; GPS, mapping; and GIS. The animation production house will be catering to domestic, regional consumers (Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, etc.) and global (European, American, Asian, and Australian) Somali speaking population, offering animation products (2D and 3D).|
|3||Lahelow Salt Company||Manufacturing||Awdal||21|
Lahelow Salt Company is a new
initiative that intends to improve the traditional methods of salt production
in Somaliland. The project will introduce new technical ways of increasing
salt harvesting to promote the quality and quantity of salt in the regional
market. The business is seeking funding to purchase of raw material, salt
manufacturing, and packaging equipment. Salt production is a vital industry
to the western part of the region which is known to have the largest salt
reserves of the country.
Previously the business used to sell raw impure salt, but has since introduced to the market salt extracted through salt ponds after it undergoes natural evaporation. The company wants to build on this progress, by using a processing and packaging facility to enhance the quality of its product
|Mabrouk Construction is about Mabrook Construction Company planning to develop units that will make building materials, including building concrete blocks, doors, windows, tiles and other materials used daily in the construction businesses. The firm wants to be able to produce them in their own workshop, to save costs and boost revenue making them more competitive as firm in the process.|
|5||Talo Higher Clinic||Business Services||Maroodijeeh||12|
|Talo Higher clinic is a Mobile Health Care Services is that brings health services to the poorer and more vulnerable members of society particular in rural areas. The mobile unit will have doctors and medical facilities that will travel around the city and its rural outskirts to provide medical services, and will complement the current outpatient services provide by the clinic.|
|OOG Farm wants to embrace modern organic farming and crop production all year around, carry out intensive and high turnover production, create and encourage farming community within its surroundings by transfer of farming knowledge and encouragement to communities focusing on training, in increasing food security, enrich soil by use of compost techniques and intercropping, conserve and harvest water, use solar energy and embrace climate smart agriculture methods in reducing evapo-transpiration rate, control crop pests and diseases.|
|7||Daroole Fishing Company||Fisheries||Sahil||27|
Fishing Company is planning to switch from selling fish on a wholesale basis
to retail by establishing new retail outlets vendors in Hargeisa. The
business currently operates as wholesaler within its current capacity in
Berbera. The new outlets will serve as chain of fish sale shops that sell
fresh and clean fish to customers (primarily to restaurants and households).
Shelf life of fish will be preserved through the use of cold chain equipment powered by a mix of solar energy and electrical grid with the aim of reducing energy costs and maximizing profits. This new idea will provide access to potential market in the retail sector where there is high demand for quality and fresh fish.
|8||Gulf Fishing Company||Fisheries||Sahil||67|
Gulf Fishing Company is to
enhance company’s already strong position in the fishing and sea-food
industry. They are seeking funding to buy new fishing boats and other
equipment as well as creating employment for youth – all in order to expand
their operations, increase productivity, enlarge market, and raise profit.
That way, both their immediate beneficiaries and the economy at large will
gain a great deal.
The company’s average yearly production is about 54 tons of fish. GFC’s products are currently sold on markets in Somaliland, but their strategic plan includes considerable expansion throughout the Horn of Africa region and beyond; our objective is to cover the sea-food needs of neighbouring countries, like land-locked Ethiopia, and the United Arab Emirates
|9||Alifjet Printing Company||Business Services||Maroodijeeh||27|
|Alifjet printing company is about a printing company acquiring additional printing machines to expand its capacity. The business is looking to purchase three printers: one thunder jet printer for dye sublimation, one original thunder jet solvent printer, and an EZ59 RISO mini offset black and white printer. These additions will enable the business to move to a larger, more customer-friendly premises streamlining the business process.|
|10||Cadaani Resort||Business Services||Maroodijeeh||12|
|Cadaani Resort is about raising the tourist potential of Ceel Sheikh and its surrounding area, which is a popular destination for an increasing number of visitors from the diaspora community. Tourists often travel to the remote coastal town using 4x4 vehicles and spend a few days visiting various locations across the coast.|
|11||Raasamaal Building Blocks Centre||Manufacturing||Togdheer||46|
Raasamaal took the initiative to seek an alternate source of funding for the
purpose of building concrete blocks manufacturing for its business. The
construction industry is the highest growing sector in the private sector,
and provides the bulk of employable opportunities across the country. To that
effect, the business wants to inject an investment in the installation of
block manufacturing equipment.
Thus making technological transformation necessary is using the grant investment funds. The purchase is to import ZCJK4-40 & ZCY200 building block machines, a Tipper Truck (10-15 ton capacity) from China, and set up a solar panels and water pump system.
Boss Fisheries is a mid-size
fishing company looking to boost it modest production of fish by purchasing
larger boats. This purchase will satisfy an ever increasing local and
international demand of fish caught of the Eastern coast of the country.
The grant will be exclusively used for the procurement of three new medium-sized fishing boats with a significant capacity of several tons and fishing nets. Boss Fisheries would look to increase the variety of fish it catches, and increase their catch annual amount from 105 to 340 tons.
The purpose of this
project is to make use an additional 7 hectares of farm land, and increase
production capacity of cops with installation of a solar power based water
pumping system, that can easily pump water from existing boreholes water in
an efficient and cost effective manner. In doing so, the farm will be able to
plant more than one thousand citrus trees and a variety of vegetables.
The proposed business idea is a climate smart solution, compared to the present traditional water pumping machines that waste a large amount of water during irrigation, and use a lot of diesel fuel for power
|14||Saylici Natural Salt Factory||Manufacturing||Maroodijeeh||32|
project aims to establish the first operational natural salt production
factory in the country with a production capacity of 28,000 tons per year. To
achieve this, the company requires industrial equipment to ensure a better
supply chain to process raw salt to quality salt powder. Secondly, the
company needs to improve the logistics component of its business by acquiring
a larger vehicle for the transport of raw material to the factory and product
to get to market.
Finally the company intends to develop the capacity of its staff, improve its business practices e.g. HR, Procurement, Financial Management. The production site is located in Hargeisa while the salt mines are in Saylac near the border to Djibouti.
|15||Nasteho Auto-repair and Metal Works||Business Services||Maroodijeeh||44|
The proposed project will establish a lathe machining workshop in Hargeisa
to supplement the existing auto repair business. This project will introduce
technologically advanced equipment that is crucially needed in the auto
repair industry in Somaliland. The applicant intends to modernise his
business by procuring a lathe machine and other critical mechanical tools so
as to become a fully-fledged vehicle repair and maintenance garage for local
and regional customers.
At present, camshafts and other engine parts need to be imported for repair activity. This lathe machine will allow the production and customization of camshafts in Somaliland, saving the company precious services costs and time
|16||African Swiss General Trading Company||Manufacturing||Togdheer||59|
African Swiss general trading company focused on the local manufacturing of
perfumes and skin care creams and materials to be sold within the Somali
peninsula and neighbouring countries. Locally made Perfumes & Skin Care
products are a new and innovative idea with the majority of competitive
products imported from abroad at high prices.
The company wants to become one of the leading supplier in its field and take advantage of the strong demand for Somali manufactured goods
project Meecaad Construction is proposing to manufacture low cost fire
resistant building material of floor tiles, roofing materials, fencing,
precast walls and other building materials production unit on 10 different
sites across the country. The company intends to use Volcano Ash as its main
The business will focus on the construction and Manufacturing Industry sub sector through the development of quality, low cost, fire proof and eco-friendly construction materials.
|18||Waney Livestock Farm||Livestock||Sool||33|
The idea is
about transitioning the feeding method of camels from grazing to zero grazing
through the in-house production of fodder. The dairy farm currently produces
just short of 200 litres of milk a day with the animals feeding of wild
pasture and traditional forms of grazing.
Through the purchase of farm equipment such as a drip irrigation system and solar equipment to power the system for the production of fodder, the business intends to provide its stock with alternative feed for an increase in milk yield and overall quality. With its current stock the dairy farm hopes to double its camel production to 400 litres a day upon successful implementation of the project.
|19||Daryeel Construction Company Burco Branch (DCC)||Manufacturing||Togdheer||184|
The new and innovative idea behind this project is based on
the HYDRAFORM process and technology, which is a proven and commercially
viable and durable construction process for standard and interlocking
soil/cement block making technology designed for low cost mass production.
The company wishes to purchase these Hydra form machines for their
construction business to produce a wide range of conventional products such
as hollow blocks, maxi bricks, pavers, interlocking blocks retaining wall
blocks and more.
All from durable construction material with only 8% cement to produce a high quality constriction material. It is a perfect way of building a more durable, lower cost, fresh and more elegant construction because of its innovative interlocking soil/cement block using local material like laterite soil, sand and stabilized with a minimum proportion of cement.
|20||Magan Food Complex||Manufacturing||Maroodijeeh||36|
This project is
based on the production of flour using a variety of grains including:
sorghum, maize, barley and wheat. The final product will be primarily used as
the main ingredient for the staple breakfast food known as Laxoox Somali
pancake. Although sorghum, maize, barley and wheat are frequently harvested
in Somaliland, limited rainfall and demand requires flour predominantly still
has to be imported.
By manufacturing flour locally, the aim of the company is to reduce the cost of flour, contribute to food security, and create local jobs. Using a food processing equipment will encourage the agro-processing to produce food product in-house thereby reducing reliance on imported goods. A by-product of this initiative will be the value chain effect it will have on services such as bakeries, restaurants and so on.
|21||M/S ASLI Health Care Company||Manufacturing||Maroodijeeh||61|
M/S ASLI Health Care Company focuses on improving the quality and marketability of existing
lifestyle/beauty products by producing them within the country thereby
reducing operational costs. The company plans to import packaging equipment
that will reduce reliance on the import of bottles required for packing for
Asli Healthcare also plan to set up a sachet packing line to introduce sachet packed shampoos as new product line. Hayat Shampoo, the company’s leading seller has captured a large market share giving it encouragement to build on that success.
|22||United Fish Company||Fisheries||Sahil||118|
Company want to purchase fish processing machinery. Mainly de-heading,
skinning, de-sliming, de-gutting, deboning, filleting, preparation of shrimp
shell and meat, and packaging machines. Processing fish industry in
Somaliland is still at its early stages with untapped available local and
neighbouring markets. All processed fish products are currently imported.
The company as part of its business strategy wants to introduce processing fish upon catch and establish refrigeration facilities in five regional towns across the country thereby creating a network of local middle men and agents purposely for fish sales outlets, as well as introducing different fish products which they can brand.
|23||Adeeg Metal Workshop||Manufacturing||Maroodijeeh||85|
Workshop seeks capital investments to extend business and substitute its old
machines with the purchase of updated equipment to improve substantially its
production capacity. Currently the business production capacity and quality
is hampered by the outdate equipment it uses. The purchase of modern metal
fabrication equipment will allow business more efficient and greater
varieties in production.
With the new equipment, the firm projects a 50% increase in fuel/water tank production by 2017, which will be carried out with the aid of 18 newly recruited young and highly skilled persons.
|24||Anc'aam International Livestock Co||Agriculture||Togdheer||111|
Anc’aam Livestock Company wants to introduce a new method of producing
livestock fodder by using a fodder tech system called Hydroponic Fodder to
feed its livestock which it exports to the Gulf region. The method is to grow
fodder to feed livestock by using mineral nutrient solutions, in water
The system will convert grains into fresh green feed using specially designed equipment. This feed is available for harvest 365 days a year regardless of climate and temperature. The fodder will be grown in a climate controlled room.
|25||IDIL Bakery & Sweets||Manufacturing||Maroodijeeh||130|
Bakery & Sweets is seeking an investment to upgrade its bakery facilities
in order to increase its production capacity, and meet ever growing demand
for its products. The business is looking to purchase a new production line
which is expected to increase output by about 100%, as well as introduce new
This project will include the acquisition of land adjacent to the company’s existing plant to which hopes to move its current facility to. A new diesel generator will also be required to handle the additional output.
|26||Pepsi Sports Business Center||Business Services||Maroodijeeh||52|
Sport Business Centre is recreational facility in Hargeisa. The applicant
wants to expand the business by adding three more layers to the existing
business. These include a women’s only gym, children’s playground, and a
cafeteria for the customers. Currently the business has three sections which
include a soccer pitch, coaching centre, and a sport shop.
The three proposed additions (female gym, children playground and cafeteria) will greatly improve the business in terms of quality of service offered and increase revenue. The company intends to incorporate all the recreational services under one roof so that customer can enjoy all facilities in one location. A female only gym is one of the rare facilities found in Hargeisa with current customers encouraging the establishment to provide one.
|REDSECARE wants to expand and launch a dedicated department to exclusively serve hospitals and clinics in providing affordable and quality healthcare products and services to support currently available healthcare services in the country. The business will look to provide the following products & services:|
|28||HAQABTIRA Fish Distributor||Fisheries||Togdheer||88|
|HAQABTIRA Fish Distributor is about Haqab-Tira Fish distributor Co, seeking funding to expand as a wholesaler fishing company. Being a fish wholesaler they will serve region-wide customer base with quality fish at an affordable price. The firm will be growing both horizontally as well as vertically. The new business concept will complement company’s existing business strategy, and the business will have generic growth as demand for fish grows.|
Xiis Furniture is about setting
up a foam production facility that produces a flexible and hard foam
products in addition to the current furniture manufacturing business.
Environmental friendly biodegradable foam "bio-foam’’ will be used as an
input material to locally manufactured furniture items such as mattresses,
sofas, pillows, car seats and hospital equipment.
Currently the business imports a large quantity of foam material from overseas, and would therefore reduce its manufacturing costs by producing the input materials themselves.
|30||ILO TANGO Company||Manufacturing||Maroodijeeh||78|
ILO TANGO Company is to set up a
soft drink processing plant. The proposed expansion is very much aligned
with the company’s overall business strategy to transform into an all-round
beverage company. The company believes this is the most suitable time to
expand its product range to include fruit-flavoured ready-to-drink
beverages as part of its efforts to penetrate a new sector within the same
This is critical because while the market in Somaliland for powder drink concentrates continues to perform strongly, its overall growth has steadied over the last five years. In contrast, the liquid beverage sector is currently growing much more rapidly, and is expected to experience even greater growth over the coming decades. This is mainly due to the changing and increasingly more sophisticated consumer culture along with a gradually improving purchasing power on the part of locals.
|31||Saxansaxo Group Company||Manufacturing||Togdheer||116|
project is to diversify Saxansaxo’s mineral water operations by introducing
and processing new beverages to the market. The company plans to achieve this
by making mango and apple juice products appealing to a wide variety of
consumers. The overall objective of the project is align with its long-term
growth strategy of maintaining its market share as well as increasing sales
revenues. The main objective of Saxansaxo Juice is to make the company the
largest juice drinks producer within the country.
The proposed project is to diversify Saxansaxo’s mineral water operations by introducing and processing new beverages to the market. The company plans to achieve this by making mango and apple juice products appealing to a wide variety of consumers. The overall objective of the project is align with its long-term growth strategy of maintaining its market share as well as increasing sales revenues. The main objective of Saxansaxo Juice is to make the company the largest juice drinks producer within the country.
|32||EAGLE Construction Company||Construction||Maroodijeeh||23|
idea is to establish a complete ‘’Stone Crushing’’ plant that will complement
an existing construction business, and meet the high demand for crushed
stones or gravel in the industry. Main objective of the company is producing
and supplying high quality stone aggregates.
The products include concrete aggregates, stone chips and stone crushed of various sizes that Eagle Construction and other contractors can use in various construction and road projects. The company is planning to purchase a mobile ‘’Stone Crusher’’ plant that has the capacity of producing from 60-80 tons per hour.
|33||Telesom Electricity Company (TEC) Al Afweyn Unit||Energy||Sanaag||45|
The main objective of the El-Afweyn electrification project is to
build a 100 KW of off-grid solar power generation system that will support to
the existing diesel generating power system to provide electricity in one the
more remote towns in the region. The
expecting design of the Solar-Diesel hybrid Mini-grid system will aim to
generate 60% of its power supply from renewable energy sources of solar
technology and backup generators to fulfil the electricity demand for the
Consumers are currently paying almost $1 per kilowatt in one of the poorest parts of the currently with only 60% of households using electricity due to not having the capacity to meet demand, but also high rates. A 100 KW solar system with storage will supplement by 100KW diesel generator and only provide the required power to the town, but also at a cheaper cost to the consumer.
|34||BEDER Electricity Company||Energy||Sool||107|
proposed project is a new renewable energy source based on the PV Solar
system which consists of 100kW AC power Off-grid system that will be added
parallel to the existing system of Wind-Diesel back up power plants in Ainabo
and Oog. This is an alternative
approach to replace diesel generators which are factors to environmental
pollutions, curtailing non-static fuel costs and generation of affordable
electricity for the customers.
The justification for project funding is the rationale of being environmental friendly, cost-effective, creates new skills and specialization, creates new jobs and less cost of maintenance. It also enables the provision of cheap electricity and motivates innovation by working with learning institutions for the development and advancement of energy in these deprived regions of the world.
|35||Civil and Structure Consultancy Construction Company||Construction||Maroodijeeh||55|
This business case aims to introduce a low cost construction
alternative to the population and businesses of Somaliland through the
manufacturing of Interlocking compressed earth bricks (ICEB), while
developing building materials and techniques for the construction sector that
can sustain life with minimum emission impact to the environment. C&SCCC
will establish a specialized subsidiary company, to run and manage an
Interlocking compressed earth bricks production plant in Somaliland and seeks
funding for the procurement of the production machinery from Brazil.
The company is finding that the construction market has stagnated for the last two to three decades and is in dire need for modern techniques, cost effective and affordable construction to fill the housing gap and drive modern construction.