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Enter our competition for African diaspora social enterprises to win £30,000 in matched funding

Are you an African diaspora  entrepreneur who runs a successful business? Are you looking to expand in Africa? Specifically, in Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone or Zimbabwe? Join our “Diaspora Enterprise Accelerator” competition, for a chance to win £30, 000 to expand your business on the continent!

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Africa has always been described as a rich and beautiful tapestry in every facet of life. She is also rich in opportunity, knowledge and innovative ventures. At AFFORD we describe social enterprise as a paradigm that merges commercial strategies to benefit improvements in human and environmental well-being, rather than revenues for investors.

Social enterprises can be set up as a ‘for-profit or non-profit’ venture, and be a co-operative, mutual organisation, a social business, or a charity organisation.

There is universal acknowledgment in the development community that poverty cannot be overpowered without encouraging enterprise and realising broad economic growth.

At AFFORD we believe in social enterprise initiatives and it is at the heart of our working ethos and projects.

Visit our ‘Get Involved’ page to find out more about our projects.