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Launch of a New Program to Support COVID-hit West African SMEs

Invest In Africa (IIA), an enterprise that accelerates the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa, is partnering with the Mastercard Foundation, to launch The 'Business Advisory and Support Programme', with a commitment of USD1.69 million from the Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program. The programme aims to restore local economies by creating more sustainable businesses and generating work opportunities for Africa's young people. Read more

Quality Courier Services is an IIA-supported SME that focuses on package pickup and delivery in Accra. They are committed to ensuring their drivers have the required COVID-19 protective masks and gloves.

Invest in Africa (IIA) is a private sector-led initiative focused on growing local businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa to deliver positive economic impacts and create jobs, benefitting all stakeholders including governments and multi-national corporations who want to use their local buying power as a force for good. Launched in Ghana in 2012, IIA now operates in five African countries, with local offices in Ghana, Senegal, Kenya and Mauritania.

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