March 6

Press Release: Visa Foundation Commits To Uplift Women Entrepreneurs Across Sub-Saharan Africa Through Its Equitable Access Initiative

Today at the 10th Africa Sankalp Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, Visa Foundation announced a $1 Million grant partnership with two African organizations highlighting the importance of building an ecosystem for women entrepreneurs across the continent. The funding comes as part of Visa Foundation’s five-year, $200 Million Equitable Access Initiative launched in April 2020, a strategic commitment to support gender diverse and inclusive SMBs around the world. Visa Foundation will direct the grants to AfriLabs, the largest and most diverse community of technology hubs, innovators, and entrepreneurs in the African ecosystem, and Graça Machel Trust, a women founded and-led Pan African nonprofit raising the profile of women’s economic empowerment and gender-lens investment on the continent.

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Source: Business Wire (link opens in a new window)

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