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SME Support - Africa

Recognizing the substantial toll that COVID-19 has placed on SMEs, local, national and international actors from the public and private sectors have rallied to provide financial and in-kind resources.

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Vital Impact Relief Facility 

Sub-Saharan Africa

The Vital Impact Relief Facility will dedicate US $10 million, offering firms immediate access to capital to weather the economic consequences of the virus while building a bridge to realizing their visions of becoming prosperous companies that can benefit millions of Africans.

Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Gambia

The Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry has compiled a list of COVID-19 resources, including a legal guide for employment in response to COVID-19, business continuity guidance, and a how-to guide for the conduct of virtual board and committee meetings.

Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Kenya

The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry COVID-19 website has government updates, business guides and advice on regulatory changes.

Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Namibia

The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry maintains a support helpline for businesses seeking advice and guidance during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Nigeria

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry serves as a guarantor for SMEs applying for a COVID-19 loan facility.

SME Response Clinic

Rwanda

For questions relating to all aspects of business during COVID-19 in Rwanda and tailored support for Rwandan SMEs, from tax policies to import logistics, the SME Response Clinic has you covered.