The purpose of the Post Loan Business Support and Institutional Strengthening is to provide non-financial support to SMME businesses via the RFI/BFS/SF and also directly to the intermediaries. In the provision of these services, sefa will leverage the resources of other government agencies such as seda, Productivity SA and the others.
The Post Loan Business Support programme is designed to provide business support services to enterprises during the life cycle of the business from early stage (growth/development/compliance mentorship) as well as the decline phase (turnaround specialists). This service is only provided to small businesses that have benefitted from loan facilities provided by sefa and its financing partners. The programme will be facilitated through the Direct Lending Division and will allow the Wholesale Lending Division to access such support as and when needed. Pre loan support will be considered if and when required using seda.
The main objective of this programme is to strengthen and support the following needs of sefa funded MFI/RFI/SF: