New security measures for user accounts on

Recently, WIDU introduced two new procedures on the platform to further increase the security of user accounts. Users are now required to renew their password every three months. In addition, it is now necessary to answer a security question.

Update: Selection of WIDU projects

Due to increasing demand, WIDU from now on will extend its score-based selection of projects to Togo and Ghana. the evaluation of projects is based on a neutral scoring system, outside the concerned country. promotes the best ideas against Corona is changing the eligibility criteria for the Corona Business Grant. From Monday, 15 February, businesses no longer have to operate in certain sectors to receive the grant. Instead, creativity and innovation counts: business ideas must be economically viable and at the same time contribute in an innovative way to national and regional efforts to prevent the spread of the virus.

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.