WIDU launched in Ethiopia in August 2021. This now gives Ethiopian entrepreneurs the opportunity to benefit from the WIDU Grant as well as from professional business coaching through R&D Group and Reach for Change.

WIDU ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ በኢትዮጵያ የተጀመረው በነሀሴ ወር 2013 ነው። ይሄ ፕሮጀክት ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ስራ ፈጠራ ላይ ለተሰማሩ ስራ ፈጣሪዎች የስልጠና ድጋፍ R&D እና Reach for Ethiopia በመሳሰሉ ብቁ አሰልጣኞች የመሰልጠን እድል እንዲሁም WIDU ስጦታን በተጨማሪነት ይዞ መቷል።

A yearly estimated USD 5-6 billion in remittances to Ethiopia suggests large potential impacts on employment and overall development the Ethiopian diaspora has in their country of origin.

በአመት ውስጥ 5-6 ቢልየን ዶላር የኢትዮጵያ ዳያስፖራ ለቤተሰብ, ዘመድ ገንዘብ ይልካል፤ ይህም ኢትዮጵያ ውስጥ ስራ ለመፍጠር እንዲሁም የኢትዮጵያ ዳያስፖራ በሀገሩ ኢንቨስትመንት ላይ አውራ ትሳታፊ ለመሆን ያስችለዋል።

WIDU Ethiopia aims to tap into this potential by leveraging diaspora transfers that feed into existing and newly created micro and small enterprises in any sector.

WIDU ኢትዮጵያ ዋነኛ አላማ የኢትዮጵያ ዳያስፖራ ገንዘብ ዝውውር እንደመነሻ በመውሰድ ወደ የሚያድግ እና አዳዲስ አነስትኛና ጥቃቅን ንግድ ዘርፍ ላይ ማዋል ነው።

ፎርሙ በእንግሊዝኛ ብቻ ነው መሞላት ያለበት!

Local Call: #FoodCallEthiopia

Newest WIDU Instrument in Ethiopia:  The Local Call: #FoodCallEthiopia

Are you an entrepreneur running a micro or small enterprise that contributes to sufficient, safe and/or nutritious food and agricultural production in EthiopiaOr do you have a clear idea and an implementation strategy for a business that you would like to start?

Then this new WIDU Local Call: #FoodCallEthiopia is your opportunity to scale-up or start off your business!

Food Call Grafphic
Local Call: #FoodCallEthiopia

 Application is now open

 Find more information about application, eligibility requirements and other useful support on our Local Call: #FoodCallEthiopia Website.

Local Call: #FoodCallEthiopia Flyer
Flyer Local Call: #FoodCallEthiopia

This leaflet provides you with general information about the Local Call: #FoodCallEthiopia. It can be downloaded and printed in the following language: English & Amharic


How to participate in WIDU? Helpful Info Material for Ethiopian Participants

WIDU Ethiopia provides a selection of ressources meant to help diaspora donors and entrepreneurs through our application process.

  • A flyer in Amharic
  • A help desk for in person support
  • Social Media groups for exchange, e.g. Facebook
  • An explainer video in Amharic
WIDU flyer
WIDU flyer
WIDU info flyer - in Amharic

This leaflet provides you with general information about the WIDU project, the process and the funding - in Amharic.

WIDU Help Desk Info Graphic
WIDU Ethiopia Help Desk

For in person support visit our WIDU Help Desk in Addis Abeba - every Thursday afternoon from 1:30-5:30 pm at Sky Internet Café in Bole TK Building (1st Floor)

Facebook Group "WIDU Ethiopia"

Join our Facebook Group WIDU Ethiopia to discuss, ask questions and give feedback on your experience.

Amharic Explainer Video

WIDU ምንድነው? WIDU እንዴት ነው የሚሰራው? የእነዚህን ጥያቄዎች መልስ ለማግኘት ቪዲዮውን ይመልከቱ!)

Coaching Organisations in Ethiopia

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.