A key element in the application process is the Investment Plan. It is important to be as clear as possible in what you want to purchase. The video "WIDU.africa Investment Plan: How to fill it out" demonstrates what to watch out for when filling it based on a real example.

Rules for the Items in the Investment Plan

General regulations:

  • Investment plan items need to be spendable and accountable within three months of project approval
  • Partial payments are not allowed (e.g. Car is paid 50% by Private Investment and 50% by WIDU Grant Investment)
  • Payment of loans/financial services are not allowed (e.g. loans, bank or exchange rate charges)
  • No petty cash or cash reserves
  • Receipts must be issued after project approval

Items that cannot be funded through WIDU:

  • Illegal goods
  • Drugs, alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Medicine

Investment Plan Example

How to fill out the WIDU investment plan english
Best practice: How to fill out the WIDU investment plan - tips and tricks

Receipts: Financial Documentation Required

When updating the investment plan with the items purchased from the Private Investment and the WIDU Grant investment, please make sure that the receipts/invoices you provide for the business expenses include adequate information on the business transaction:

WIDU Financial documentation required - EN

Please be aware that we will reject projects if the documentation of the expenses is incomplete or does not fulfill minimum standards.

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.