56 Persons Benefit From Seed Grants Valued At 0.8M

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56 Persons Benefit From Seed Grants Valued At 0.8M

Fifty-six individuals under the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services’ Sowing Empowerment through Entrepreneurial Development Programme received funding valued at Seven Hundred and Ninety-One Thousand, Two Hundred and Ninety-Two Dollars and Ten Cents to either initiate or expand their selected micro-enterprises.

The distribution was held on June 17th at a joint distribution ceremony for the MSDFS’ SEED Programme and Spoken Word Competition.

The ceremony was held at the Central Diego Martin Community Centre.

The SEED grant, valued at up to $15,000.00, transforms the lives of beneficiaries through the provision of equipment, materials or specialized training, to initiate or expand a micro enterprise.

The Spoken Word Competition was hosted in commemoration of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty under the theme “Erasing Poverty with my Pen” where students aged 14 to 18, shared their ideas on improving our social protection system to end poverty and enhance resilience in Trinidad and Tobago.