October 18, 2021


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Platform opens for female entrepreneurs

SME.NG has unveiled a new e-marketplace platform, ‘Ebi Marketplace’ to provide access to finance wider market access, technical and business support to local female entrepreneurs.

The new platform was introduced as a solution to the impact of COVID-19 on Nigerian female-owned businesses.

Ebi Marketplace is a one stop shop solution, a platform that will democratize access to finance, financial inclusion and e-commerce for women entrepreneurs.

The Managing Director, SME.NG, Ms. Thelma Ekiyor, stated that economic opportunities are now limited and overstretched especially for the female entrepreneurs with Nigeria’s population increasing exponentially coupled with the global pandemic.

The Ebi marketplace will go live on August 1, 2021 while the App will be available for download on Play Store and Apple Store.

She said it is to provide Nigerian female entrepreneurs the opportunity to grow their businesses through financial services, trading opportunities, advisory services, mentorship and networking among others.