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Welcome

YERF is a business support mechanism established for youth between the ages of 18 – 35 years, aimed at contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment through the provision of business capital for qualifying individuals, associations and companies.

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Our Mission

To Provide Development Finance and Support to Eswatini’s Youth, Thus Fostering Their Inclusive Economic Participation Through Innovative, Accessible, and Sustainable Entrepreneurship Development.

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Our Vision

To be a Leading and Innovative Economically Empowering Financial Institution for the Youth in Eswatini.

business4-icon4_0002_Vector Smart Object

Welcome

YERF is a business support mechanism established for youth between the ages of 18 – 35 years, aimed at contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment through the provision of business capital for qualifying individuals, associations and companies.

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Our Mission

To Provide Development Finance and Support to Eswatini’s Youth, Thus Fostering Their Inclusive Economic Participation Through Innovative, Accessible, and Sustainable Entrepreneurship Development.

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Our Vision

To be a Leading and Innovative Economically Empowering Financial Institution for the Youth in Eswatini.



YERF Statistics From 2018 Up-to 2022

13.2
Million Emalangeni Approved Loans
718
Number Of Jobs Created
46.22
(%) Unemployment Rate For Youth 18 - 35 Years As Of 2019
243
Number Of Financed Businesses
10
Number Of Cycles

Latest Updates

YERF Continuous Loan Opening

"Continuous Opening" It's official, we are finally open for applications. Young Entrepreneurs of Eswatini that require business finance are encouraged to take this opportunity and apply for funding. YERF is making a call for loan applications for Eswatini Youth (18-35 years).

YERF PEPRFORMANCE RESULTS FROM 2020 TO 2022

The performance results from 2020 to 2022 evident the fact that the youth entrepreneurship is making a significant contribution in the economic development of the country. The performance shows a positive trend and steady growth in number of new business funded by YERF and number of direct jobs created by youth enterprises in the last 3 ½ years.

The emaSwati young people are now embracing entrepreneurship as a lifestyle and viable means to earning a living. Our new strategy seeks to increase economic opportunities and participation of the youth in contributing to the economic growth and development of the country. The implementation of our new strategy will realise the Fund’s Vision of Economically Empowered youth of Eswatini through running innovative and sustainable enterprises.

The youth entrepreneurship has incredible potential in addressing the unemployment challenges.


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