Empowering Africa’s Female-led MSMEs for growth through Gender Lens financing

About 7 in every 10 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) owned by women have little or no access to financial services; a reflection of the $42b gender financing gap in Africa. Sociocapital is one of the implementing partners of the Growth4Her project, an accelerator which provides women entrepreneurs with the capacity and tools needed to transition from small to high-potential fundable growth-stage businesses. The program offers investment readiness skills, direct links to funders, and fosters an ecosystem that supports these women to survive and thrive.