WIDU.africa is a project commissioned by German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH - the German Technical Development Cooperation Agency. WIDU was officially launched in December 2021.
Together with WIDU, Tunisians living in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden or Switzerland can support their friends or family in their entrepreneurial endeavors through an innovative and digital approach. In concrete terms, each entrepreneur in Tunisia sponsored by a relative living in the 7 participating countries in Europe, can obtain a grant from WIDU of up to EUR 2,500, and benefit from 3 personalized coaching sessions.
Since January 2022, more than 480 entrepreneurs have been supported by WIDU in its 1st phase.
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On July, 1st 2023, the first local call for women entrepreneurs was launched in Tunisia. More than 400 women entrepreneurs applied on the platform to benefit from technical support and get a grant of up to 16,500 TND.