International Money transfer company, WorldRemit, has launched its World Remit Entrepreneurs Programme in Africa.
WorldRemit said in Nairobi that it has launched the programme in Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.
The digital money transfer service company said since the outbreak of COVID-19 across Africa, the continent has experienced a significant setback with the businesses of many entrepreneurs taking a hit.
The entrepreneurs control the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) landscape, that have made significant contributions to the growth of the African economies, especially through the creation of jobs.
Country Manager, Nigeria and Ghana, WorldRemit, Gbenga Okejimi said: “Much of what Africa is today is due to its entrepreneurship which is a key driver for socioeconomic progress through significant job creation and innovation.
“At WorldRemit, we want to be known for fostering the African entrepreneurship spirit. We want to be a part of Africa’s future prosperity. By helping build entrepreneurs across our African markets, we are enabling growth and development.”
WorldRemit said it is kickstarting the significant investment to support and empower these small businesses to grow their businesses.
The programme will commence from November 2020 till the end of January 2021.
It will focus on empowering 50 entrepreneurs each, from the four African countries with business booster packs.
The firm will also organise a digital business training course to help the programme participants develop the required skills to scale up and run their businesses successfully.
To participate, WorldRemit customers from around the world are encouraged to send a minimum of £50 (or its equivalent value in their local currency) to Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya or Zimbabwe between 2nd November and 31st December 2020.
Winners will be chosen through a draw to nominate the budding entrepreneurs living in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe. The nominated entrepreneurs will receive the WorldRemit Business Booster pack, as well as access to the digital training course.
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