Oxfam believes SMEs have the potential to contribute to sustainable growth through increased employment, higher incomes 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, it is understood that they need more than capital alone.
Hence, Oxfam provides tailor made business development services to support SMEs in Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda and Vietnam.
Oxfam selects 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.
Oxfam accepts applications from the following sector
- makers of women’s consumer products,
- renewable energy,
- Based in Nigeria
- Age bracket of entrepreneur: 25 – 45 years old
- Annual turnover: N20 million and above
- Number of employees: 10 – 250
- Years of existence: at least three years
How to Apply
Step 1 – Register
Click here to register if you have not already done so
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 Oxfam.
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 Programme homepage for regular updates.
Entrepreneurs are expected to contribute to the costs of the business development support to some extent.
In fact, they are to pay a counterpart funding of N75,000.
However this is very meager compared to the value the business development support programme offers.
Remember, you must Register in order to apply. Registration is freeeee!
Deadline for Registration: August 31, 2016.
In case you want to know more about the Oxfam business development support programme, visit the Main Website Here
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