Global digital payments company WorldRemit, has rolled out an Africa-focused entrepreneurship program in Kenya, which is part of its commitment to support SMEs and facilitate development in Africa.
WorldRemit says it is kick starting this significant investment to support and empower these small businesses to grow their businesses.
The 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.
These entrepreneurs control the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) landscape that have made significant contributions to the growth of the African economy, especially through the creation of jobs.
Commencing from November 2020 till the end of January 2021, the program will focus on empowering 50 entrepreneurs each, from the four African countries with business booster packs and a digital business training course to help the program participants develop the required skills to scale and run their businesses successfully.
“We believe that entrepreneurs are critical to the growth of our economies, and as a business, we have a responsibility to support them through initiatives like this, especially during these unprecedented times,” said Sharon Karuga Kinyanjui, MEA Managing Director and Head of East & Central Africa at WorldRemit.
“We want to see other entrepreneurs experience the same level of success and beyond, because we know that when they do succeed, it has a ripple effect that will see the African continent succeed too,”added Kinyanjui.
The WorldRemit Entrepreneurs Program will also be rolled out in Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and Ghana.