MTN Nigeria Foundation websiteThe MTN Y’ellopreneur Program for Women is a transformative initiative by MTN Nigeria, aimed at reducing unemployment among women and fostering development in entrepreneurship. This program provides capacity building, financial support, and advisory services to female entrepreneurs in Nigeria.


The primary goal of the MTN Y’ellopreneur Program is to empower female entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and resources to sustain and grow their businesses. It targets women who are passionate about self-employment and have been running their businesses for at least two years.

Target Audience

The initiative focuses on female entrepreneurs across Nigeria, especially those involved in sectors such as the circular economy, manufacturing, processing, agriculture, ICT/digital services, and waste management, with a preference for businesses that source raw materials locally.

Program Benefits

Participants of the Y’ellopreneur Program can expect to receive:

  • Entrepreneurial skills training.
  • Development and presentation of bankable business plans.
  • Equipment loan support of up to N3 Million.
  • Business advisory support services.
  • A seamless loan repayment process.

Phase One Achievements

In its pilot phase launched in 2022, the program trained 4,711 female entrepreneurs and disbursed equipment loans worth over N94 Million to 50 participants. Successful repayment of the loan entitles the entrepreneurs to receive 25% of the loan value as grants.

Phase Two Execution

The second phase of the program will include:

  • Training for 1,000 female entrepreneurs.
  • Support for creating bankable business plans.
  • Equipment loan support of up to N3 Million each for 150 female entrepreneurs.
  • Ongoing business advisory support services.

Application Process

Interested applicants can apply through the official MTN Nigeria Foundation website. The application involves presenting a business plan and demonstrating a commitment to business growth and sustainability.


The MTN Y’ellopreneur Program for Women stands as a beacon of hope and support for female entrepreneurs in Nigeria, providing them with the tools and resources to thrive in a competitive business environment.


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