Manna Foundation GHC60,000 Support
Abesim, July 21, 2023
The Manna Education Development Foundation, a non-profit organisation has released GHC60,000 worth of support for young people at Abesim in the Sunyani Municipality to start and improve their microbusinesses.
It is a pilot project including physical cash, payment of apprenticeship training fees, provision of startup tools and equipments such as sewing machines and computers launched to enable the beneficiaries between 18 and 35 years start their own businesses and trades to improve their livelihoods.
The St. Pancras Church and The Doctors’ Clinic in Lewes, United Kingdom, in collaboration with the Chieftaincy Credit Union in Sunyani funded the project to support start-ups in the Bono and Ahafo regions.
The project aimed at equipping the beneficiaries with entrepreneurial skills and support in sectors including agriculture, bread baking and food stuff trading, Mrs. Esther Obeng Takyiwaa, the Director and Chairperson of the Foundation said.
She believed that supporting the beneficiaries to start their business would not only create employment opportunities, but contributing immensely to the socioeconomic development of the Region and Ghana in general.
A total of 34 people who were successfully in the Foundation’s interview and have shown interest and potentials in doing business benefited from the first project.
The Foundation was established in 2022 and currently operating at Kuotokrom, Atronie and Abesim in Sunyani and Adongo in the Ahafo Region with 54 young people enrolled in various trades such as carpentry, tailoring, hairdressing catering, welding, ICT and plumbing.
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