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Oxfam-EDC SME Impact Program 2022 for Nigerian Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Oxfam believes SMEs have the potential to contribute to sustainable growth through increased employment, higher income and relevant products and services for people living in poverty, particularly small holder farmers, youth and women.

To help SMEs live up to their potential, we know they need more than capital alone. Hence, Oxfam provides tailor made business development services to support SMEs in Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda and Vietnam. 

Work in Progress! Alliance

The Work in Progress! Alliance is focused on unlocking the economic potential of young men and women in Nigeria, Egypt and Somalia; create jobs and stimulate entrepreneurship by improving the skills of young people, strengthening small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and creating an enabling environment.

Alliance members include Oxfam, Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A), Butterfly Works & IOM.

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About VC4A

VC4A started with the mission to build up Africa’s start up community. Started in 2007, the network building organization has grown organically over the years into what is now the leading community working to build high growth high impact companies globally. Increased economic momentum is fueled by a growing number of entrepreneurs and their ambition to transform society. It is imperative we seek out the collaborations and partnerships needed to bring together the capital, knowledge, and network these entrepreneurs require to succeed – and to provide every entrepreneur with an e... read more


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VC4A Oxfam-EDC SME Impact Program


Aim and Benefits of VC4A Oxfam-EDC SME Impact Program

  • Oxfam provides tailor made business development services to support SMEs in Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda and Vietnam. 
  • We expect entrepreneurs to contribute to the costs of the business development support to some extent.

Requirements for VC4A Oxfam-EDC SME Impact Program Qualification

  • Agriculture (the entire value chain), Manufacturing, Producers of Women’s consumer product, ICT, Renewable Energy, Recycling
  • Entrepreneurs between ages: 25 – 40 Years
  • Annual turnover: N40 million & above
  • No of employees: 10 – 250
  • Years of existence: At least 2 years
  • Counterpart/commitment fee if selected: N75,000

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Interview date, Process and Venue for VC4A Oxfam-EDC SME Impact Program

Selection Criteria: We select businesses based on an assessment of their plans and financial potential and on the social impact that they expect to deliver for their community. To ensure businesses deliver on the latter, social impact is monitored consistently from the start and measured over a period of time.


Application Deadline

March 25, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to VC4A on vc4a.com to apply
  • Step 1 – Register
    Create your profile and register through the online portal.
  • Step 2 – Complete Application
    Once you have successfully registered, log in and click the “Start Application” button on the Start Application Tab on this page. To return to your application, click the “save and continue” button and come back to it at any time. Once you are done with your application, click on the “Submit” button at the end of the form to send it to us.
  • Step 3 – Keep Informed
    After the closing date you will be notified if you have been shortlisted for the next stage of the competition. Constantly check the Oxfam Program homepage for regular updates.

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