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Heineken and USAID offer business utensils and training to 10 female street vendors

Heineken and USAID offer business utensils and training to 10 female street vendors

(Photo Tatoli/Francisco Sony)

DILI, july 30, 2022 (TATOLI)– Heineken and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are offering business tools and training to ten female street vendors to empower the family economy.

Heineken’s Country Director, Pratasantha Manjuka said the support given to the vendors was aimed at improving the economy of their families as well as contributing to the country’s economic growth.

“Heineken is committed to supporting vulnerable women to improve the economy of their families. This year we provided some business materials consisting of a BBQ holder for the grill, tablet knife, spoon, skirt, knife, cold box, and umbrella, for them to run their business. ,” Director, Pratasantha Manjuka told the media at Timor Lodge, Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Acting Chairperson of the USAID Party, Felix Gaschick said USAID supports women street vendors to have a good understanding of businesses, business planning, financial management, healthy food, and hygiene.

“This year USAID has provided training to 23 female vendors and today 10 vendors have received business materials to run their businesses. We also recommend local product dishes to female vendors,”

At the same time, the President of the DILI Authority, Guillermina Ribeiro, appreciated the partners’ support for the Timorese street vendors, saying that the support would help them run their businesses and support their families.

“We appreciate the support from partners USAID and HEINEKEN, These items will be beneficial for street vendors to run businesses to sustain their livelihoods,”

According to Ribeiro, the DILI Authority will provide a safer and better place for street vendors to continue their business.

“We have identified proper and permanent places for 10 traders in traditional markets in Manleuana, Becora, and Taibesi,” he stressed.

So far more than 54 vulnerable people and single mothers have benefited from this program, from 2010 to 2022.

Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Nelia B.

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