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 is available in Tunisia and five other African countries. Together with the Tunisian diaspora, WIDU aims to promote entrepreneurship & job creation by leveraging their remittances to entrepreneurs. In concrete terms, each entrepreneur in Tunisia sponsored by a relative residing abroad*, can obtain a grant from WIDU of up to EUR 2,500, and benefit from 3 personalized coaching sessions.
On January 1st, WIDU opened a call for applications to allow as many entrepreneurs as possible to benefit from WIDU's support. In total, more than 400 entrepreneurs have registered on the platform during the phase I of the project.
The platform will be opening again applications starting 1st of October. Be the first ones to be supported by WIDU by pre subscribe on www.widu.africa.*
*Pre applications will receive feedback on their project submissions starting 1st of October.
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*Tunisians residing abroad must be citizens or domiciled in Germany, Austria, France, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden or Switzerland.
Obtaining the grant is dependent on the existence of a pair of donor and entrepreneur, as well as the conditions set out in the general terms related to participation in the WIDU project.
The total amount of the grant is equivalent to the total private investment made jointly by the donor and the entrepreneur, of a minimum of EUR 250 and not exceeding EUR 2,500.