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Local women win US $10,000 to support and enhance their business ventures in food production

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by Eulana Weekes

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Two of the Federation’s business women graduated from the Global Green Growth Institute Greenpreneurs Incubator Program on Thursday, May 11, 2023, and also won a sizable grant to assist them with their business ventures in food production.

Miss Wilma Hutchison, owner of WZSKN Poultry Pro, and Miss Hydeia Tyson, the owner of Organico 869, received a grant of US$10,000 following virtual training, mentorship, coaching and networking. The initiative also included a Business Plan Competition where Tyson and Hutchinson presented innovative and sustainable business models that will grow their businesses and enhance local food production.

WZSKN Poultry Pro is a solar-powered egg production farm that produces top-quality eggs and provides poultry manure pellets to grow garden vegetables effectively. Organico 869, however, is an organic farm that incorporates crop production and vermicomposting for an eco-friendly environment.

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), in partnership with the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission and the Qatar Fund for Development, organised the Eastern Caribbean Green Entrepreneurship initiative. The initiative included participants from six OECS countries, including Antigua & Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Meanwhile, a similar initiative is upcoming. Individuals are invited to register for the Accelerator Interest-Free Loans Program, where growth-stage and early-stage green businesses can have an opportunity to be considered for up to US$50,000 to fund their business ventures. The deadline is slated for Thursday, June 08, 2023.

Apply now by clicking on the link – http://bit.ly/ECGreenIFL to submit your application. Please remember to read the application guidelines before filling out your application form.

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