Road to Finance in Nigeria

Our Road to Finance programme was piloted in Nigeria in 2022 with the support of our partners.

With the support of our partners, the ExxonMobil Foundation and Enterprise Development Centre, we piloted our Road to Finance programme in Nigeria in 2022.

Women entrepreneurs tell us that accessing finance is the biggest challenge they face to growing their businesses. Systemic barriers like gender stereotypes, biased systems and processes, and a lack of knowledge and confidence can prevent women from accessing the finance they need to support their businesses.

Our Road to Finance programme supports ambitious women in Nigeria to build their skills and confidence in order to successfully secure finance, grow their businesses and achieve their potential. Through four weeks, with additional self-paced learning online, women can access step by step guidance on how to get the finance they need for their businesses.

So far, 56 Nigerian women entrepreneurs have participated in the programme.

Achievements from Road to Finance in Nigeria

63% of participants identified lack of knowledge and confidence preventing them from applying for loans or investment.

98% were able to increase their networks as a result of the pilot programme.

69% of participants improved their knowledge related to accessing finance.

Road to Finance

Road to Finance is one of the Foundation's five flagship programmes, which also include Road to Leadership, Road to Growth, HerVenture and the Mentoring Women in Business programme. The programme was piloted in Guyana and Nigeria in 2022.

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Our partners

Road to Finance in Nigeria is supported by our partner the ExxonMobil Foundation, and delivered with our partner at the Enterprise Development Centre.