Vital Capital, a private equity fund focused on companies in sub-Saharan Africa, has announced a collaboration with the U.S. Government’s Kenya Investment Mechanism (KIM). KIM is a five-year programme funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to unlock significant financing to businesses in targeted sectors that have been adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Managed by Palladium, an international impact advisory and management firm, KIM aims to unlock $4...