As part of its commitment to create opportunities and facilitate development in Africa, WorldRemit, the global digital money transfer service, has announced the launch of its WorldRemit Entrepreneurs Program in Ghana, Kenya, Ghana, and Nigeria with Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, aka Patoranking as the program’s brand ambassador.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19 across Africa, the continent has experienced a significant setback with the businesses of many entrepreneurs taking a hit. These entrepreneurs control the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) landscape that have made significant contributions to the growth of the African economy especially through the creation of jobs.
WorldRemit is kick-starting this significant investment to support and empower these small businesses to grow their businesses.
The program will commence from November 2020 till the end of January 2021, and will focus on empowering 50 entrepreneurs each, from the four African countries with a business booster pack and digital business training course to help the program participants develop the required skills to scale up and run their businesses successfully.
The training module was developed and will be delivered in partnership with The Nest, a pan-African tech incubation hub reaching entrepreneurs from all sectors, domains and industries across the continent.
Patoranking, as the Entrepreneurship Program brand ambassador will promote the partnership with WorldRemit, and encourage people to enter the competition which will help to build entrepreneurship across Africa.
As a leading Music star with a solid entrepreneurship background, he is well-positioned to support these businesses on their journey to growth.
Speaking on this partnership, Gbenga Okejimi, Country Manager, Nigeria and Ghana, WorldRemit said: “Much of what Africa is today is due to its entrepreneurship which is a key driver for socioeconomic progress through significant job creation and innovation. At WorldRemit, we want to be known for fostering the African entrepreneurship spirit. We want to be a part of Africa’s future prosperity. By helping build entrepreneurs across our African markets, we are enabling growth and development.”
To participate, WorldRemit customers from around the world are encouraged to send a minimum of £50 (or its equivalent value in their local currency) to Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya or Zimbabwe between 2nd November and 31st December 2020.
Winners will be chosen through a draw to nominate the budding 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.
WorldRemit is a leading global payments company. We disrupted an industry previously dominated by offline legacy players by taking international money transfers online – making them safer, faster and lower-cost. We currently send from 50 to 150 countries, operate in 6,500 money transfer corridors worldwide and employ over 1,100 people globally.
On the sending side WorldRemit is 100% digital (cashless), increasing convenience and enhancing security. For those receiving money, the company offers a wide range of options including bank deposit, cash collection, mobile airtime top-up and mobile money.
Backed by Accel, TCV and Leapfrog – WorldRemit’s headquarters are in London, United Kingdom with regional offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Africa, Somaliland, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Belgium.
About The Nest
The Nest is a pan-African tech incubation hub reaching entrepreneurs from all sectors, domains and industries across the continent.