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  The MTN Foundation is inviting female entrepreneurs from across Nigeria to apply for a place in its Y’ellopreneur Program. This initiative is designed to reduce female unemployment in the country by supporting women who want to build successful businesses. It will help them through capacity building, access to loans and grants, and business advisory.
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The Y’ellopreneur program is looking to hear from women who have run their businesses for at least 2 years and are active in one of these areas: agriculture, circular economy, manufacturing, waste management, ICT/digital services, and processing. Applicants should source their materials locally.
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Entrepreneurs selected to take part in this program will benefit from it in the following ways:
  • About 1,000 women will receive entrepreneurial training skills
  • They will learn to develop and present bankable business plans
  • Up to ₦3 million in equipment loan support for 150 female entrepreneurs each
  • Access business advisory services
  • Seamless loan repayment process

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This program is open to persons who meet these criteria:
  • Must be a Nigerian woman who runs a business in the country
  • The business must have been operational for at least 2 years
  • Must source their materials locally
Applications will remain open until March 30, 2024. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE.
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This article was first published on 12th March 2024


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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