Crowdfunding is seen as a fuel for economic development for people in Africa to fund their business ventures and creative projects.
A bottom-up approach to funding, crowdfunding is especially beneficial to people in developing nations since the method is more sustainable; empowering communities and allowing individuals to contribute to their local economies and engine up economic development.
Federal Programs Related to - International Economic Assistance
Programs that provide technical assistance and training, loans and loan guarantees and other forms of support to stimulate the economy, expand employment opportunities, encourage the establishment and growth of commerce and industry and otherwise enhance the economic development of countries outside the United States.
Federal Programs Related to - Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other
Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to promote the practice of charitable giving and volunteering or to represent and serve a wide range of philanthropic and charitable institutions.
Teach for America is a social venture that hires graduating seniors from some of the most selective colleges and offers them with five-week training courses before unleashing them for a minimum of two years in some of the country’s worst classrooms.
Crowdfunding Seen as an Economic Development Engine for Africa