MTN Yellopreneur Initiative 2024 for Female Entrepreneurs (Grant & Loan Available) – Apply Now

The MTN Foundation has once again opened its doors to empower and uplift female entrepreneurs through its esteemed MTN Yellopreneur Initiative.

MTN Yellopreneur Initiative

The MTN Yellopreneur Initiative is a program that offers an incredible opportunity for ambitious female entrepreneurs (business owners) throughout Nigeria to promote women’s entrepreneurship and economic progress.

In this post, we will discuss all you need to know about the MTN Yellopreneur initiative, including the eligibility criteria, benefits, and the application process. Kindly read through it!

Overview of MTN Yellopreneur Initiative

The MTN Yellopreneur Initiative is a flagship program by the MTN Nigeria Foundation aimed at nurturing and supporting female entrepreneurs. Launched initially in 2022, the initiative has already made significant strides in empowering women in business.

Through a structured approach encompassing capacity building, access to capital, and advisory support services, the initiative aims to catalyze sustainable business growth and foster a culture of entrepreneurship among women in Nigeria.

Eligibility Criteria for MTN Yellopreneur Initiative

To participate in the MTN Yellopreneur Initiative, prospective Candidates must:

  • Be Nigerian Female Entrepreneurs with a strong commitment to self-employment.
  • Have been running an existing business for a minimum of two years in sectors such as circular economy, manufacturing, processing, agriculture, ICT/digital services, or waste management.
  • Demonstrate a focus on sourcing raw materials locally.

Benefits of the MTN Yellopreneur Initiative

The benefits of Participating in the  MTN Yellopreneur Initiative Include:

  • Capacity Building: Access to entrepreneurial skills training to enhance business acumen and management capabilities.
  • Access to Capital: Eligibility for loans and grants, with equipment loans of up to N2 Million disbursed during the pilot phase in 2022.
  • Advisory Support Services: Ongoing guidance and mentorship to ensure long-term business sustainability and success.


The application process for the MTN Yellopreneur Initiative (phase 2)  involves the following activities:

  • Entrepreneurial skills training for 1000 female entrepreneurs
  • Development and Presentation of Bankable Business plan
  • Equipment loan support of up to 3 million naira is given to each of the 250 female entrepreneurs for investment and business expansion.
  • Business advisory support services
  • Seamless Loan Repayment Processes: Transparent and efficient loan repayment processes are implemented to ensure project sustainability and the continuity of support for future participants.

Qualified female entrepreneurs can apply for the MTN Yellopreneur Initiative through the official MTN Foundation website at:

For more details about the MTN Yellopreneur Initiative, visit the MTN Foundation website at

Application Deadline

The deadline for submitting applications for the MTN Yellopreneur Initiative is not specified.

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