Africa Women In Business Funding Opportunities

If you are an African woman struggling to do business, for lack of funds; here are opportunities for you.

Africa Women In Business Funding Opportunities
Africa Women In Business Funding Opportunities

African women in business are making significant strides, breaking barriers across various industries with their resilience and innovative spirit.

Their increasing presence in entrepreneurship is contributing to the economic growth and empowerment of communities across the continent.

As a way of supporting Africa women in business, here are five organisations that are financing women in Africa that are running businesses.


AWIF is an award-winning women economic empowerment organisation that supports women entrepreneurs in Africa to grow their business and fulfil their potential.

There mission is to foster women’s economic inclusion, advancement and empowerment through entrepreneurship support and development. Our vision is an inclusive and thriving Africa where women-owned businesses are empowered to create and grow high-impact and sustainable businesses, contributing to increasing Africa’s GDP and economic growth.

AWIEF calls for applications for the 2024 cohort AWIEF Growth Accelerator in partnership with Nedbank.
The 2024 AWIEF-Nedbank programme seeks to enhance the readiness of Africa women to access funding opportunities and scale-up their businesses.

To get started, please click here:
Apply Here

The deadline for submission is 3 March 2024 at 11:59pm Central Africa Time (CAT).

2. Women Entrepreneurship For Africa (WE4A):

Increasing access to funding, market opportunities, knowledge enhancement, and technical training for women entrepreneurs in Africa.


€10,000 in grant funding to 120 women entrepreneurs from the TEF alumni network.

3 Months of technical support through a virtual acceleration program.

Up to €50,000

additional grant funding for up to 15 enterprises with high-growth potential.

Key Objective

to improve the business capacity of women-led enterprises and increase their chances of raising follow-on funding from private sector investors.

The “Women Entrepreneurship for Africa” (WE4A) program is an action jointly supported by the European Union (EU), the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), and the German Development agency GIZ (E4D program). It is focused on empowering underserved communities in Sub-Saharan Africa comprising of women, youth, and the informal sector. The Acceleration/Growth Programme will be implemented with support of SAFEEM (Swiss Association for Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets).

To apply for funding, please click here:

3. She Wins Africa:

This is a program designed to assist women entrepreneurs across sub–Saharan Africa by offering training, mentorship, networking opportunities and funding that will help their startups succeed.
Applications are now open for the first cohort of She Wins Africa.
To apply for funding, please click here:
Apply Here

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