DIG/ After the visit last week to two beneficiaries of the seed fund set up by the Gabonese State and Comilog, a delegation from the mining company and a representative of microfinance EDG went to meet a new beneficiary , on Monday, January 16, 2023, to immerse yourself in the implementation of his project.
Having obtained financing from the microfinance institution EDG Moanda, repayable in 24 months, Karène ABESSOLO, decided to open a restaurant bar in the Léyima district, in the second arrondissement of the city of Moanda.
This credit was used not only for the repair of the premises it rents, in particular painting, plumbing, electricity, the fitting out of a VIP room, but also for the purchase of equipment such as freezers, air conditioners, tables, chairs, food, drink, etc.
Thanks to this mini-restaurant, it has 4 employees to its credit, including 3 full-time and one working part-time. Filled with joy and satisfied with her achievement, this young entrepreneur expressed herself in these terms: “I am very happy to have carried out this project because out of 10 people, there are at least 8 who encourage me. I would like to thank the State and Comilog for giving me this opportunity and I encourage others to do like me”.
Fed by the Gabonese State and Comilog, this seed fund is typically intended for entrepreneurs residing in Comilog’s area of influence. It is part of support for the local economy in order to find an alternative to the mine.
As a reminder, the conditions for accessing loans with a guaranteed interest rate of between 5 and 6% are as follows: be Gabonese, reside in Comilog’s area of influence and have a project whose implementation cost varies between 1 and 25 million.