Kenyan small and medium sized enterprise owners are set to receive business booster packs to start and scale up their business courtesy of WorldRemit. The digital money transfer giant is targeting 50 local business owners who will benefit from their three-month entrepreneurship program.
The entrepreneurship program which is reported to be part of WorldRemit’s commitment to create opportunities and facilitate development in Africa, will commence in November 2020 till the end of January 2021. During this period, World Remit will offer a vibrant digital business training course to help participants from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe develop required skills to scale and run their businesses successfully.
Moreover, WorldRemit has reportedly partnered with the Nest, a pan-African tech incubation hub, to develop a strategic training module covering entrepreneurs from all sectors, domains and industries across the continent.
Speaking on this partnership, Sharon Karuga, the WorldRemit Head of East & Central Africa affirmed the institution’s responsibility to support economic growth through boosting SMEs resilience.
“We believe that entrepreneurs are critical to the growth of our economies, and as a business, we have a responsibility to support them through initiatives like this, especially during these unprecedented times. WorldRemit is a great success today because of the resilience and the support our entrepreneur founders received. We want to see other entrepreneurs experience the same level of success and beyond, because we know that when they do succeed, it has a ripple effect that will see the African continent succeed too,” said Sharon.
To participate, WorldRemit customers from around the world are encouraged to send a minimum of £50 or its equivalent value in their local currency to Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya or Zimbabwe between 2nd November and 31st December 2020.
Winners will be chosen through a draw to nominate the budding entrepreneurs living in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe. The nominated entrepreneurs will receive the WorldRemit Business Booster pack, as well as access to the digital training course.