April 11

Visa Foundation Commits $5 Million to Support Women Entrepreneurs in Africa

By Claire Wanja

Visa Foundation says it expects to contribute $5 million (Ksh 667.7M)  in grants and impact investments in Africa that will support women’s participation in the digital economy.

The Foundation investments were made in connection with United States Vice President Kamala Harris’s trip to Africa and the creation of a new Women in the Digital Economy Fund and follows Visa’s recent pledge to invest $1 billion in Africa to advance resilient, innovative, and inclusive economies.

Photo courtesy of Christina @ wocintechchat.com.

Source: KBC (link opens in a new window)

Investing, Technology
financial inclusion, gender lens, impact investing, innovation, NGOs, women entrepreneurs