The Business Resilience Program (BRP) for Women Entrepreneurs for 2023 has been introduced by FATE Foundation in collaboration with Google.org. The “SSA Women Entrepreneurship Programme” of Google.org provided funding for this initiative, which is a component of a continent-wide initiative taking place in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria to enhance the digital and financial skills of female nano- and micro-entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 55.
Beneficiaries will receive the fundamental knowledge in digital literacy, business management, and financial literacy they need, as well as growth support (such as business registration, network building, and community building) and micro grant financing for underserved female-led businesses in Nigeria.
Eligibility for Phase II will be dependent on completion of all Modules and requirements from Phase I.
- Female entrepreneurs who run nano (less than 3 employees) and micro (between 4 to 9 employees) businesses in Nigeria.
- A minimum of secondary school completion qualification.
- Ability to understand and communicate in English.
- Access to the internet and a Smartphone device with the ability to use the device.
- Special consideration will be given to women who are breadwinners, widows, and single parents.
How To Apply
Interested and qualified? Go to FATE Foundation on soar.fatefoundation.org to apply
The application will be in three (3) stages, and you are required to complete all three stages to be eligible for further processing.
Stage I: Interested applicants must complete the application form here.
Stage II: You will be onboarded onto our e-learn platform to complete the 4weeks virtual digital and financial literacy training session. This session is open to beneficiaries across the nation.
Candidates with timely completion of modules and graded points will be shortlisted for a 10-minute phone/video interview after which 40 applicants will be shortlisted for each stream held in Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Kwara and Abia state.
Through the support of Google.org, the program is FREE to all female entrepreneurs running a nano or micro business who successfully scale through the three application stages. This scholarship support from Google.org covers all direct course fees including course materials, books, business formalization and micro grant support.
This is a State-by-State Hybrid training, and it is expected that each entrepreneur enrolled in the program must be resident in the location/city where you have applied for the programme. This will also be verified during the shortlisting/selection process.
For more details, visit FATE Foundation website