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PROMOTING MICRO-ENTERPRISES (PROMIC) 1, 2, 3
JDPC Onitsha collaborated with SWISSHAND Switzerland to create space for the poor and marginalized in the rural communities to solve their economic problem and improve their livelihood.
JDPC Onitsha operates 3 PROMIC programs: PROMIC 1; PROMIC 2 and Agric PROMIC. The 3 projects which was supported by SWISSHAND Switzerland has given women new lease of life through enhanced agricultural activities, economic empowerment activities and soft loans in this year 2016. Over N18, 000,000 has been spent on PROMIC revolving loan.
PPOMIC 1 concentrated on women in the riverine areas of Anambra West, Anambra East, Ayamelum, Ogbaru and Oyi Local Government Areas. Others in the upland communities are in Idemili North, Idemili South and Ihiala LGAs. A lot of successes has been recorded in this project.Mrs. Okwunalu Rose reported that she cultivate her cassava then sell and had a good income in which she pay her children school fees. EbejaUju Chinwe also thanked JDPC and their staff for supporting her through PROMIC to send her children to school. Mrs. ChukwumaAnthonia of Ogbakuba was able to purchase a Canoe from the proceed of her JDPC PROMIC support
PROMIC 2 schemes has typically helped women to establish new micro and small businesses, expand existing ones, helped local market women buy more goods and expand crop plantation. The fund is being recycled, thereby accommodating and increasing the total number of beneficiaries. Interestingly, PROMIC fund has been re-disbursed in Mmiata-Anam community more than 6 times, Umuoba-Anam 7 times, Anaku 4 times, Nnado 4 times, Umueri 3 times, Atani 5 times, Ogbakuba 4 times, etc. PROMIC is thriving because the loan sch edule is convenient and viable unlike the loan system in the villages where 100% of the money borrowed is paid back in bulk. In 2015 Mrs. Ann Nwalieji from Aguleri Anambra East LGA testified that the loan she received has helped her to improve her business and purchase a deep freezer.