3 Women win 26,000 each for outstanding business plans

Winners of the business plan competition. Photo: Taiwan in St. Vincent.

By Admin. Updated 12:53 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2023, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Three women will receive XCD $26,000 each for creating outstanding business plans in the Women’s Empowerment Project (WEP) Business Plan competition.

According to a press release from the Center for Enterprise Development, the women are Mrs. Glendris Holder-Caine of Leb’elle Foot and Nail Care, Ms. Affisha Clarke of Teric’s Poultry and Meats, Ms. Noddie Snagg of Casa de Snagg.

The selection of the three winners from the Women’s Empowerment Project (WEP) Business Plan competition which took place on Friday February 17 with a prize of $26,000 each.

Speaking at the prize giving ceremony held on Tuesday March 7, 2023, at the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Ambassador to St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), Peter Sha Li-Lan said the WEP initiative was introduced to empower female entrepreneurs.  The Ambassador described the WEP program as an “economic empowerment package”.   

According to the CED press release, Project Coordinator/Training and Education Coordinator at the Centre for Enterprise Development, Keisha Phillips said the WEP initiative commenced in 2021 as a way of assisting women affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Phillips added that it was not only used as an aiding tool, but as a method of building capacity in order to advance their entrepreneurial skills. The Project Coordinator thanked the Taiwan government for their continuing support.

One hundred female entrepreneurs have participated in the Women’s Empowerment Project so far.

The third cohort was completed on Saturday December 31, 2022.

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