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. 

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Fully digitized process

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Financial support

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Coaching & expertise



WIDU Tunisia, in numbers!
success joint projects
supported projects
disbursed grants
disbursed grants
success users
maintained and created jobs
female entrepreneurs
jobs for women

Video user guide

*Tunisians residing abroad must be citizens or domiciled in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, 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.

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.