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Agrar II kicks off– March 2021

With tremendous results that are motivating in phase I of the Agric project, AFOS INGO has received approval for the AGRAR project phase II… Livelihoods and job opportunities are improved across the Nigerian agricultural sector by boosting the efficiency of  

ABOUT US

The AFOS Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation (registered in Nigeria as “African Trust Funds Entrepreneurial Development“) is a German based autonomous and charitable foundation developed to support micro and small businesses and the rising middle class in developing and emerging nations. Set up in 2003 by members of the Confederation of Catholic Entrepreneurs (BKU) and its network, the Foundation grew out of the BKU’s joint initiative “Afrika Fonds für Selbständigkeit” (Africa Fund for Autonomy) (AFOS) with the Catholic aid organizations MISEREOR and Kolping International.

AFOS Foundation promotes access to micro financing and financial services, vocational training, advice on product development, marketing and quality assurance. Founded upon the principles of subsidiarity, human dignity, the common good and solidarity, AFOS Foundation strives to assist entrepreneurial activities locally and awaken the forces inherent in people everywhere enabling them to share in the productivity models developed in the “West” and so qualify them to generate their own wealth because responsible entrepreneurs are the best development workers. Guided by Christian social ethics and self-help, the Foundation is combatting the causes of flight by means of economic development cooperation to “help people to help themselves” We are convinced, that entrepreneurial initiative generates value, creates stable and sustainable incomes and workplaces – and is development

AFOS Foundation funds its activities with private donations and public grants, particularly from the Federal German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

 

OUR TEAM

From the South-West to the North-Central regions of the country, we are working smart to support the microfinance and agricultural sectors develop MSMEs in rural and peri-urban Nigeria.  Our team is made of dynamic young individuals who bring together various expertise in synergy to achieve our ultimate goals – food security, entrepreneurial growth, and poverty reduction in Africa.

OUR PARTNERS

With the drive to promote entrepreneurial initiatives that enable sustainable family lives, food security and wealth creation in both urban and rural areas, AFOS Foundation have Since 2003 demonstrated dedicated support to Micro, Medium and Small businesses in Nigeria using a multi-stakeholder approach that involves partnership with reputable Agribusiness companies, the microfinance industry, and smallholder farmers in different communities in Nigeria along the value chains poultry, aquaculture and crop & pulses. 

Because agriculture and microfinance are proven tools that promote entrepreneurial growth, the AFOS Foundation mobilizes expertise and funds, and at the same time, help to further develop and professionalize its partners’ work through change management, organizational development and talent management processes.

AGRIC INDUSTRY PARTNERS

MICROFINANCE PARTNERS

CONTACT US

Our office is open Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from 09:00hrs – 17:00hrs WAT

NIGERIA REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE


AFOS Foundation for Entrepreneurial Development Cooperation
2ndFloor, 37A Opebi Road, Ikeja
Lagos, Nigeria

 
afos.afos@ng

AFOS FOUNDATION