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SME Sectors in Africa that will be Affected by COVID 19

A heat map of the SME sectors in Africa  that will be most affected and least affected by COVID 19 can be shown below.

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In light of the above, those in non-food retail will be the most affected. In Kenya, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics,61.6% of Kenyan MSMEs are in retail and wholesale trade . This is  such a grave exposure to the economic growth of the country given that  SMEs constitute 98 percent of all business in Kenya , create 30 percent of the jobs annually as well as contribute 3 percent of the GDP

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