Washington D.C., February 16th, 2020.- Zalgroup joins the SME Finance Forum as the newest member of our global membership network. Our members are SME Financing experts from 80+ countries who share the common goal of expanding access to finance to small businesses worldwide, through knowledge exchange and innovation.
“40 percent of small and medium businesses worldwide struggle to get access to the credit and capital that they need to grow their enterprises. We are delighted to welcome Zalgroup to our network of 200 members who are working to eliminate the finance gap for SMEs,” said Matthew Gamser, CEO of the SME Finance Forum.
Private sector development plays a frontal role in the economic emancipation of people. And, this is a very important sector in Nigeria for its developmental opportunities that are able to create economic progress while bridging gaps. Zalgroup offers these opportunities to MSMEs in Nigeria through business development services, business linkage programs, and training and consultancy services.
“Our vision is to be the most productive company in wealth creation and adding value to our clients, stakeholders and partners within the Delta and beyond by building strategic partnerships towards economic development and creating platforms that enhances capacity development and skills acquisition. We look forward to enhancing these opportunities as a member of the Forum,” said Ayibakuro Zigha, MD/CEO of Zalgroup.
About SME Finance Forum
The SME Finance Forum was established by the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) in 2012 as a knowledge center for data, research, and best practice in promoting SME finance. As an implementing partner for the GPFI, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) was tasked with managing the initiative.
To see all SME Finance Forum members, please visit: https://www.smefinanceforum.org/members/member-list
Zigha Ayibakuro Limited (Zal) is an economic enterprise development company with a core focus on providing business support functions such as linkages to market, finance and technical/enterprise service to MSMEs, while engaging stakeholders in creating an enabling environment for private sector led development in Nigeria.