The winners (from left): Samantha Robinson, Avanell DaSilva and Ranique John
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September 27, 2022
Three female entrepreneurs win $26,000 in prize grants

Three female business owners are the winners of the Business Plan Competition held under the Women’s Empowerment Project – SVG.

The three, who would each receive $26,000 are: My Crown of Curls , Ranique John; Samantha Paperwork Designs, Samantha Robinson; and Ambrosia Foods ,Avanell DaSilva.

They were among 10 female entrepreneurs who made a business pitch before a seven-member panel at the Blue Lagoon Conference Room, hoping to secure a winning spot which the judges narrowed down to three, a release from the Centre for Enterprise Development (CED) states. On September, 15 they were among the 38 female entrepreneurs who received grants from the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan). A total of EC$285,000 was disbursed in three categories, with the finalists for Business Plan Competition receiving EC$9,300 each.

The Competition was the final activity under the second cohort of the project which ran from March to July. The third activity has already started with the application and selection process and training is set to commence on October 11.

The Women’s Empowerment Project – SVG is an initiative entitled ‘Assisting the Economic Empowerment of Women in Latin America and the Caribbean in the Post-Pandemic of COVID-19’. The objective is to boost the country’s economy following the impact of the pandemic and maintaining social stability by strengthening women’s economic empowerment through employment and entrepreneurship. It is being implemented by the Centre for Enterprise Development Inc.

The project ends 31 December, 2022.