Financial support for small businesses in Africa

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Green Businesses, Apply for Our Thematic Call #GreenGhana
Apply for WIDU’s next Local Call in Ghana and receive a Grant and Coaching. #GreenGhana funds small businesses with innovative green business ideas.
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provides funding and coaching to small businesses in participating African countries
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If you're a member of the Tunisian diaspora in Europe and would like to support a friend or family in developing a business, WIDU is the solution!
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provides funding and coaching to small Businesses in participating African countries

Do you belong to the African Diaspora and want to support your friend’s or family’s business?

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Participating countries
Our Success in Numbers
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Businesses Supported
disbursed grants
.32Mio €
Disbursed Grants

About WIDU is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). In collaboration with the African diaspora in Europe, WIDU applies an innovative approach that combines funding and coaching to strengthen new and existing small businesses in Africa, which then leads to the creation of new jobs. 

Find out more about WIDU.

WIDU is always free of charge

We do not ever ask diaspora donors or African entrepreneurs, nor their relatives or friends, to pay for our services. WIDU funding and coaching is and will always be provided for free.
Do not under any circumstances agree to give a share of your WIDU grant to a broker or a middle-man. These brokers/middle-men are breaking the law and will be sued by us.