Are you in the diaspora and residing in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Norway, Belgium and Sweden? Do you know about that provides micro and small businesses with financial support and coaching in collaboration with African diaspora in Europe?

Africans based in Germany, Austria, France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway and Finland together with their entrepreneurs based in Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana, Ethiopia, Togo and Tunisia can apply for the grants and support small businesses back home. We as AG-Career Hub have partnered with to facilitate information sessions targeting Kenyans based in Germany to apply for the grants.  

Information Session on how to apply for the grants, success stories and investment opportunities

Here are some of the sessions we have hosted in collaboration with and other partners.

How to register and apply for the grants Coaching Info Sessions: Documentation Process and Receipts Info Sessions: Investment Plan Part 1 Info Sessions: Investment Plan Part 2 Info Sessions: The Role of the Coaches Part 1 Info Sessions: The Role of the Coaches Part 2 

Funding Grants with "Success Stories"

What is WIDU? How should entrepreneurs apply for sustainable projects? Input from Kenyan Widu Manager in Kenya

Investing in Technology with

How to start and run profitable dairy farming projects with Perfometer Agribusiness in Kenya Info Sessions: The Green Call for Green Innovations in Kenya

What is is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). In collaboration with the African diaspora in Europe, WIDU applies an innovative approach that combines funding and coaching to strengthen new and existing small businesses in Africa, which then leads to the creation of new jobs.

According to World Bank estimates, members of the African diaspora in Germany transfer more than €1.2 billion annually to their countries of origin to support family and friends. However, the money is rarely used for entrepreneurial investments. This is where WIDU comes into play.

WIDU enables   

  • Transparent and efficient management of the projects for all participants.
  • The goal is the creation of new jobs, increased income and better economic perspectives for Kenya.
  • The WIDU Platform is an initiative of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), implemented by the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Who benefits from WIDU?

WIDU was developed for those who want to improve the economic situation in Africa sustainably. Specifically, the initiative is aimed at private individuals from the Kenyan diaspora based in Germany who regularly transfer money to their home countries.

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