Root of Generations organization has given $100 each to 15 trainees as start-up capital for establishing small businesses in Kapoeta South County of Eastern Equatoria state.
This is after the participants were trained on entrepreneurship and business skills from Wednesday last week to Wednesday this week.
The Entrepreneurship Consultant for Root of Generations said the aim of the training was to empower both women and men in Kapoeta with skills on basic steps of starting a business.
“Some of the beneficiaries will now be in the position start businesses, let them put what they have learnt into action for the benefit of their family,” Lorogoi Kokoi said.
Those who attended the training and received the start-up cash expressed optimism about the new skills they have acquired.
“We have benefited from this training on how to start your business when you have capital and how to deal with business,” Anjelina Losike told Singaita FM.
“We now know what to do with the money that the Root Generations has given us. Business requires patience, we are happy and we are telling other NGOs to do the same like what this NGOs did,” Marko Lokulang stated.
“Since we ended this training, I will start to do what I have learn from the training,” Maria Nakai said.
Mr. Koikoi said Root Generations will extend the training program to benefit more families other parts of greater Kapoeta and Budi County.
Lorogoi encouraged the beneficiaries to use the start up money wisely.
“We are giving this money [$100] to help their business as they start. Some of them may start making bread, chapati, hotels, tea place, and carpentry and other.”