Choose Africa

With Choose Africa, Proparco provides African start-ups, VSEs and SMEs with all its tools to finance and support them at the various stages of their development.
(Updated on12/01/2023)

In short

Détail des critères de l'offre
  • Only for businesses in Africa;
  • Be a business with a proven track record, a renowned management team and strong development ambitions.
Target audience
Women entrepreneurs
Investors and Business Angels
Entrepreneurship / investment support organizations
Wanna-be entrepreneurs
Project phases
Activity sectors
Agriculture and agri-food
Commerce and handicrafts
Finance and assurance
Green tech/ Environmental and urban services
Human services, health
Business services, engineering, consulting
Information and Communication Technologies/ Media
Transport, logistics
Femme entrepreneuses
Women entrepreneurs
Diaspora priority level value


With Choose Africa, AFD Group (Agence Française de Développement and its private sector subsidiary Proparco) is providing African start-ups, VSEs and SMEs with all of its tools to finance and support them at various stages of their development, particularly through local partners supported by the Group.

This offer provides access to Financing and access to credit for VSEs/SMEs:

  • Loans from local partner financial institutions (banks, microfinance institutions, leasing firms);
  • Guarantees to financial institutions lending to VSEs, SMEs.  

Capital investments in start-ups and SMEs:

  • Through partner investment funds;
  • Directly.  

Assisting and supporting the ecosystem in order to :  

  • Develop incubator networks;
  • Support funds and financial institutions that assist VSEs and SMEs;
  • Encourage innovation and competitiveness of small businesses.
Service(s) proposé(s)
Preparation for fundraising
Financing strategy
Other services proposed by the organization
Description du processus

If you are a start-up, VSE or SME in Africa, go to to :  

  • Discover the partners implementing the initiative in your country;
  • Better understand the various financial and support solutions adapted to your situation.
Difficulty level
Difficulty level
3 (moderate)
Application mode
Je candidate
Includes funding
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