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Small Businesses in Sunyani Received GhC60,000 Support to Grow

Small businesses gets GHC60,000 support.

Abesim, July 21, 2023

Beneficiary Receiving Cash Support

The Manna Education Development Foundation has released financial and equipments support worth GHC60,000 for the start and improvement of Microbusinesses at Abesim in the Sunyani Municipality of the Bono region.

Manna Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in 2022 to support young people between 18 and 35 years to start and improve their own trades and businesses.

The start-up support was a pilot project funded by the St. Pancras Church and The Doctors’ Clinic in Lewes, United Kingdom, in collaboration with the Chieftaincy Credit Union in Sunyani.

It includes physical cash for start-up businesses, payment of apprenticeship training fees, provision of startup tools and equipments such as sewing machines and computers for beneficiaries to start businesses and trades to improve their livelihoods.

Mrs. Esther Obeng Takyiwaa, the Director and Chairperson of the Foundation said the project aimed at equipping the beneficiaries with entrepreneurial skills and support in many sectors including agriculture, bread baking and food stuff trading.

She was optimistic supporting the beneficiaries to start their business would create employment opportunities for others and contribute immensely to the socioeconomic development of the Bono Region and Ghana at large.

The Foundation is currently operating at Atronie, Kuotokrom and Abesim in Sunyani and Adongo in the Ahafo Region with 54 young people enrolled trades such as carpentry, tailoring, hairdressing catering, welding, ICT and plumbing.

Writer’s email:  ttchrietoph1@gmail.com

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