African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC) believes that entrepreneurship is the solution to the refugee crisis. AEC’s vision is an Africa with low unemployment, where young people and refugees are engaged, where communities have access to relevant innovations for self-determination, and where African solutions are unleashed to solve African problems.
AEC supports entrepreneurs to build their skills, expand their networks, and grow their businesses so they may employ others. AEC provides a proven four-fold response to the refugee needs: business advisory, market networks, access to affordable financing, and driving inclusion; leading to building thriving communities. This approach enables AEC to invest in businesses they already know, with potential for impact and repayment capacity.