The article focuses on the GOJ ICD II Enterprise Grant, which has impacted nearly 400 individuals with $51.7M since July 2020. The grant aims to encourage good business practices and has built-in elements such as innovation, the use of technology, and social media marketing. The recipients receive financial assistance and over six months of training, help with business registration, financial literacy, business development support, and psycho-social support.
A grant made possible through Jamaica’s Integrated Community Development Project II, has provided boat engines to several eligible fisherfolks in the Greenwich Town fishing village. This will facilitate their capacity to expand their income and employment.
One of the best ways of combating poverty is by making skills training available to those who think there is no way out. JSIF and the CAC 200 Foundation have the formula.