Mesirat, a partnership between the Mastercard Foundation, Gebeya Inc., and its Consortium Partners, announces the opening of applications for the Mesirat Entrepreneurship Program. The mission is to organize and transform Ethiopia’s gig economy with a focus on youth employment. The program aims to enable 1,000,000 young people to secure dignified and fulfilling work. 80% of these program participants will be young women, and an additional 10% will be disadvantaged youth. As part of this goal, the Mesirat Entrepreneurship Program is offering free resources and support to 100 select business owners looking to build their businesses quickly, at no cost.