How has COVID-19 changed investing in Africa?
Hear from U.S. business leaders
The U.S. Government is adapting existing trade and investment tools, and creating new ones, to help U.S. and African businesses and investors adjust their strategies, protect their investments, and find new opportunities in the wake of COVID-19. We encourage you to explore the tools below.
SBA Bridge Loans for Small Businesses
Bridge loans enable small businesses to access up to $25,000 quickly.
Debt Relief for Small Businesses
Existing loan borrowers can tap into debt relief during the COVID-19 pandemic
SBA Loan Advances for Small Businesses
An economic injury disaster loan emergency advance from the U.S. Small Business Administration provides up to $10,000 of economic relief to U.S. small businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.
EXIM Progress Delivery Payment Financing
To help meet the challenges from COVID-19, the U.S. Export-Import Bank has temporarily expanded its Pre-Export Payment Policy.
Financing for U.S. Suppliers
Get financing to boost liquidity in your supply chain
EXIM Temporary Bridge Financing
To help businesses weather COVID-19, the U.S. Export-Import Bank Bridge Financing Program will enable U.S. exports to go forward through short-term financing until private sector liquidity returns.
EXIM Working Capital Guarantees
Unlock cash flow to fulfill international sales
USAID Trade & Investment Programming
Get support for your trade or investment deals from experts that specialize in facilitating U.S-Africa transactions
USADF Working Capital
The U.S. African Development Foundation offers working capital to help African enterprises and entrepreneurs weather COVID-19.