Our business support
As an organisation, we have committed significant resources to help bridge the gap between education and finding gainful work. While our work in this regard remains incredibly important, the reality is that many Africans - especially our youth - will need to create their own opportunities.
A key way we are responding to this challenge is through our support of entrepreneurship and small business - a true example of shared value. Although small businesses are a key customer base for our organisation, they are also a critical driver of employment creation.
However, many small businesses need access to business development skills to improve effectiveness and productivity; access to markets; knowledge of networks to leverage existing opportunities; and access to appropriate development finance, products and services.
Our enterprise development programmes focus on stimulating economic growth by providing emerging small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with access to finance, products, services and business opportunities. We enable their growth and development by providing entrepreneurs with training, business development support, and access to markets.