What We do
What We Do!
Founded in 2019, Rusco Holdings is a firm based in Zambia with a broad range of interests including mineral and commodity trading, digital technology, business mentorship, retail & distribution, construction, environmental projects, and agriculture. Holding equity stakes in several innovative SME’s, we pride ourselves on recognising opportunities that have the potential to substantially impact Zambia’s socio-economic development.
At our core we are passionate about safeguarding the natural environment for the next generation and are committed to supporting enterprises that help communities find sustainable solutions to some of Zambia’s biggest issues.
At our core, we are passionate about safeguarding the natural environment for the next generation and are committed to supporting enterprises that help communities find sustainable solutions to some of Zambia’s biggest issues. As an internationally accredited carbon offset cookstove manufacturer, working in some of the most impoverished rural communities, we are pro-actively addressing climate change, deforestation, and public health issues. We also operate several other community initiatives with activities that complement sustainable land use, alternative income generation, and social upliftment. These include Beekeeping and honey trading, Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), and animal welfare through our partner NGO, Zambezi Working Donkey Project.
Zambia is emerging as a serious contender and growth market for business, and there is potential for foreign investment to play a transformative role in solving the country’s biggest challenges.
Factors such as vast untapped natural resources, a young aspiring population, a stable and enabling political environment, and uncapped opportunities in all sectors, hold the potential to unlock transformative growth. There are several long-term trends at play which provide excellent investment opportunities…
There is a good prospect to grow exports and make Africa the world’s next great manufacturing center.
One of the key impediments to investment and growth in Zambia, its' infrastructure still lags that of other developing countries. But this represents a big opportunity for investors and entrepreneurs with the imagination to help solve infrastructure challenges.
Traditionally, most Zambians derived livelihoods from farming and there are massive opportunities for improvements in agricultural yields and exports, new crops and modernization. Current issues with supply from other dominant producers also present Zambia with the chance to become a breadbasket for Africa, and globally.
There is huge demand for new initiatives and technology to promote environmental sustainability – for example through carbon offsets programs.
Africa has one of the world’s fastest rates of new broadband connections and rapidly increasing mobile data traffic. With more than 120 million active mobile money accounts (over 50% of the global total), this trend should not be underestimated.
Africa has always been known for its rich deposits but has struggled to translate these resources into shared wealth and sustained economic development. New innovations and investments promise to change that picture and create exciting growth opportunities.