Launched at the end of 2019 by Afriquia, the 1,000 Fikra program has supported more than 516 projects leading to the effective birth of 389 new companies already operational on the national market.
Following the success of the first edition, Afriquia has decided to launch a new call for applications from December 1st. The aim is to ensure the continuity of the program. It must be said that the first edition of the Initiative presented a very positive assessment: 389 promising new companies, spread over the whole of the national territory, have indeed just taken their first steps on the Moroccan market.
These companies operate in varied sectors of activity including commerce, electronics, agriculture, agri-food, textiles & clothing, education, services, crafts, or even communication and the multimedia sector.
More than 90% of project leaders have developed a prototype tested on the market and 97% have already finalized their legal status. Better yet, 70% of them now achieve recurring sales. Thus, 1,000 Fikra has already positively impacted the labor market. This social innovation signed by Afriquia has indeed made it possible to create nearly 500 job opportunities (CDI, CDD, internships, etc.).
In terms of gender distribution, 70% of the projects selected are led by men and 30% by women. Ultimately, thanks to the program’s support, 80% of the supported projects were transformed from the idea stage to more advanced stages.
Also, and following the great success recorded by the first edition of the 1.000 Fikra program, Afriquia has decided to launch a new call for applications from December 1, 2021. Registrations are accessible via the link below: www.1000fikra.ma .
As a reminder, this program is free and open to any Moroccan with an idea of a viable project, without the condition of degree or experience.