Are you a Kenyan based in Germany, Austria, France or Switzerland? Do you know that you can apply for the widu grant and grow your business back home? Join us on 07.04.2020 at 17:00 hours CET on Zoom. See more details below.


About WIDU

According to World Bank estimates, members of the African diaspora in Germany transfer €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. Together with the African diaspora in Europe, the online platform WIDU.africa provides funding and coaching to small businesses in participating African countries.

The project redirects existing remittances into sustainable investments for start-ups and small businesses. The central tool for the project is the online platform WIDU. 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 in Germany who regularly transfer money to their home countries.

Join our workshop via Zoom to find out more

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