Afrigrants Resources, an indigenous company which provides solution to the needs of Africa’s emerging social enterprise sector, has developed local software for social enterprise workers.
The software known as Seeker, is designed to address the challenges faced by social enterprise workers and the Not for Profit Organisations (NGOs), when putting up letters and proposals to local and international donors for sponsorships. The software, which was developed in Nigeria by Afrigrants Partners, was launched in Lagos at the weekend.
Afrigrants Partners, Funmi Balogun, Doris Mbadiwe, Thelma Ekiyor, and Akin George Taylor who spoke at the launch and training on the use of the software, said the concept to develop a local software for social enterprise workers, was borne of their several years experience in providing solution to complex needs of Africa’s emerging social enterprise sector.
According to them, most social enterprise workers were faced with challenges of writing good business proposals and letters that will attract sponsorship from donor bodies, and most of them do not have the skills of proper accounting records that will boost their chances of getting sponsors to finance their projects. The software is designed not only to address the listed challenges, but to also help them to source for donors that have grants to offer.