The YERF is a business support mechanism established for Youth (18 – 35 years) to:

  • Promoting youth entrepreneurship (youth-owned and managed enterprises)  
  • Provision of seed capital or business loans, empowerment and support
  • Aimed at contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment and poverty alleviation
  • Improving linkages for youth enterprises with relevant stakeholders


“To be an innovative, trusted, effective, self -sustaining & inclusive youth development finance institution, economically empowering the Swazi youth”. 


“To foster youth economic participation through facilitating and enhancing youth entrepreneurship, accelerated and sustained economic growth for the creation of sustainable youth employment, empowerment and social upliftment”.

Core Values

The following are the core values of YERF:

  • Accessibility
  • Efficiency
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Equity
  • Governance

General Lending Requirements

  • Certified copy of ID
  • Completed loan application form
  • Business proposal
  • Market confirmations
  • Entity registration documents
  • Trading license (where applicable)
  • Applicable licenses and/or permits
  • Valid bank account
  • Proof of authority for business premises

Entrepreneurship partners

Youth Enterprise Fund

Rhus Office Park, Karl Grant Street, Mbabane

Mobile: +268 7606 4002





SEDCO Head Office Mbabane
Government stores Road
P.O. Box A186 Mbabane


SEDCO Head Office Mbabane
Government stores Road
P.O. Box A186 Mbabane

Contact us

Should you wish to become involved with our initiatives, please complete the form below and click submit. Our Foundation team will make contact with you shortly thereafter.

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