USAID, USADF, Citi Foundation partner to invest in young African social entrepreneurs

AFRICA — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF) in conjunction with the Citi Foundation have announced plans to award a total of US$400,000 to 42 young African social entrepreneurs. According to a USADF statement, the entrepreneurs are developing businesses to drive social and community change in 22 sub-Saharan African countries.  The statement further noted that all of the awardees are 2019 Mandela Washington Fellows under the U.S. Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). “By pairing seed capital with technical assistance, USAID, USADF,…

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