Kenyan entrepreneurs are set to benefit from the WorldRemit entrepreneurship program by receiving tools to start or scale up their businesses. The program commencing from November 2020 until the end of January 2021 is targeting 200 business owners in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, and Zimbabwe.
The digital money transfer firm will empower 50 business owners in each of the countries with business booster packs and a digital business-training course. WorldRemit says that the program will enable entrepreneurs in the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) develop skills to run and scale their businesses.
WorldRemit collaborated with The Nest, a pan-African tech incubation hub, to develop the training module for the business owners. In addition, the program signed Nigerian Music Star Patoranking as the ambassador to create awareness and encourage people to enter the competition.
In a statement, WorldRemit says that customers around the world will have to send a minimum of £50 (or its equivalent value in their local currency) to the four participating countries between 2 November and 31 December 2020. The competition will draw 100 winners in November and 100 winners in December who will in turn nominate 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.