Business forum in Senegal promotes African female entrepreneurs


Africa has the highest number of women entrepreneurs but they face more hurdles on the way to business success than their male counterparts.

Maty Ndiaye a Senegalese businesswoman founded Kaya, a shop in Dakar selling clothes, toys and products for children.

But the business stalled when she needed funding to grow and Ndiaye was forced to shut down her store due to lack of capital.

I wanted to borrow 5 million with a micro financing body and they asked me to bring an account with 5 million, as a guarantee.

Like many entrepreneurs on the continent, access to resources and opportunities are limited, and…

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