The Promote Congo Grant fundraises for and provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with micro-loans (less than or equal to $300 USD) for small projects that benefit underserved communities in the DRC in the domains of health, education, economy, and protection of the environment.
The Promote Congo Grant (PCG)
The Women's Rights Program
The Children's Rights Program
The Education and Advocacy Program
Nene is an unemployed single mother. She requested a microloan of $ 300 to start a wholesale fish and soda business. In her application, Nene said that she desperately needed financial assistance to help her to provide food for her family and to pay the education fees for her children who had not been able to attend school.
Gustave is an entrepreneur based in Kinshasa, DRC. He wants to establish electronic mills facility that will help people of Kinshasa to grind their corn and other starches. This is a much needed project because of the frequent lack of electricity in the city. Gustave received a microloan of $300 to finance his project, which will benefit his community and create job opportunities.
Promote Congo is preparing to launch the next Promote Congo Grant competition in Kinshasa, DRC. Small entrepreneurs, individuals or local organizations are called to submit their projects that seek to improve the health, education, economy, and overall well-being of the Congolese community. Two to three grantees will each receive a maximum microloan of $300 (USD). Applications will be available on April 1, 2012.