The Prosper Africa Initiative is a U.S. Government initiative that opens opportunities for the U.S. to do business with Africa and increase two-way trade and investment between the countries.

Prosper Africa is mutually beneficial as Africa has over one billion consumers and six of the ten fastest-growing economies, and the U.S. has a consumer market of more than 300 million people and the largest purchasing power in the world.

The initiative brings a greater connection between the U.S. and African private sectors, adding to more self-reliant, prosperous, and stable African countries as well as expanding markets for U.S. goods and services.  

The International Trade Administration has provided a Toolkit resource with over 50 U.S. Government tools to support trade and investment across a wide range of areas and departments, including small businesses looking to expand overseas. You can access the Propser Africa toolkit here:

On February 20, 2020 President and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) Kimberly A. Reed met with U.S. Ambassador to Angola Nina Maria Fite to discuss how EXIM is able to export U.S. goods and services to Angola. The federal agency EXIM provides export credit to overseas purchasers of U.S. goods and services, contributing to U.S. economic growth and jobs. Chairman Reed and Ambassador Fite discussed in the meeting how EXIM can advance projects in Angola and advocate the Prosper Africa initiative.