That the COVID-19 pandemic caused a devastating impact on people’s lives, businesses, and the economy as a whole is no exaggeration.
A recent survey reveals that there is a disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women entrepreneurs around the world, with 87 percent reporting that they have been negatively affected.
While countries across the globe are grappling with recovery efforts ranging from vaccine creation to other socio-economic interventions necessary for survival, attention needs to be given to women entrepreneurs during this vulnerable period.
In Africa, efforts are underway as countries chart the path of post-Covid-19 recovery across the continent. One of such initiatives is Nigeria’s All Women Accelerator, She Works Here Women-Owned Businesses (SWOB) grant.
About She Works Here Women-Owned Businesses (SWOB)
She Works Here Women-Owned Businesses (SWOB) is designed as COVID-19 Recovery Small Grants Facility.
The program, supported by the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), is on the lookout for Quasi-Micro and Small Women-owned Businesses that lack access to funds, enabling them to recover from the effects of the pandemic.
Funding between #2,500,000 – #3,000,000
To qualify, you must
- Be a female citizen of Nigeria
- Own a Quasi-Micro or Small Business that has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Show proof of business registration
- Be willing to draw up a basic budget on how the funds will be utilized; download the BUDGET TEMPLATE here.
- Give evidence of how you will manage finances in your company and,
- Provide two professional business references.
How to apply
Click here to apply. Note that the name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload all necessary files and submit your application.
If you have any difficulty completing the form, kindly send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries close on Sunday, February 28, 2021.