Apply for Oxfam EDC SME Impact Program 2021 for Nigerian Entrepreneurs


Oxfam believes SMEs have the potential to contribute to sustainable growth through increased employment, higher income, and relevant products and services for people living in poverty, particularly smallholder farmers, youth, and women.

To help SMEs live up to their potential, we know they need more than capital alone. Hence, Oxfam provides tailor-made business development services to support SMEs in Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda, and Vietnam.

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We select 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.

We expect entrepreneurs to contribute to the costs of the business development support to some extent.

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Work in Progress! Alliance

The Work in Progress! Alliance is focused on unlocking the economic potential of young men and women in Nigeria, Egypt, and Somalia; create jobs and stimulate entrepreneurship by improving the skills of young people, strengthening small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and creating an enabling environment.

Alliance members include Oxfam, Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A), Butterfly Works & IOM.

How to apply

Sectors of interest & Eligibility:

Agriculture (the entire value chain), Manufacturing, Producers of Women’s consumer product, ICT, Renewable Energy, Recycling

Entrepreneurs between ages: 25 – 40 Years

Annual turnover: N40 million & above

No of employees: 10 – 250

Years of existence: At least 2 years

Counterpart/commitment fee if selected: N75,000

Step 1 – Register

Click on the registration button

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.

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Once you are done with your application, click on the “Submit” button at the end of the form to send it to us.

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.

Application deadline: May 10th, 2021

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For more information and application, visit the official website of OXFAM impact program.



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