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AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa)

AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa) is a pan-African initiative to bridge the $42 billion financing gap facing women in Africa.


Because women are the backbone of the African economy. The African continent has the highest percentage of women entrepreneurs in the world. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2016/17 Women’s Report, the female entrepreneurship rate in sub-Saharan Africa is 25.9% of the female adult population, meaning that one in four women starts or manages a business... Read more

What does AFAWA do?

AFAWA adopts a holistic approach through three pillars.

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Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) Brochure