PRADEB : 3402 youths trained, 800 loans granted and 2100 jobs created at December 31, 2017

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 17:02
PRADEB : 3402 youths trained, 800 loans granted and 2100 jobs created at December 31, 2017

(Togo First) - Launched in 2013, with BOAD’s support, the support program for grassroot development (PRADEB) has recorded many achievements since then.

In its framework, at Dec. 31, 2017, 2100 direct and indirect jobs were created, 800 loans totaling CFA1.9 billion were used to provide technical and financial support to projects led by 3402 young graduates and artisans.

Projects supported spread across major socio-economic sectors such as craftsmanship where 933 new jobs were created, animal production (357 jobs), retail and trade (312), crop production (267). Meanwhile, services and processing each recorded 189 and 42 new jobs respectively, over the past four years.

In terms of financing, craftsmanship got the most loans, CFA851 million to be exact. Next is agriculture with 604 million, while trade and services, respectively got 275 million and 170 million CFA, since PRADEB began.

Regionally, it is the Plateaux that benefited most from the initiative with 878 youths trained and 298 loans secured, thus creating 816 jobs.

Fiacre E. Kakpo

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