Young entrepreneurs will also receive specialized technical assistance for the implementation of their businesses.
About 150 young entrepreneurs will be able to implement their businesses with a seed capital of 2500 soles in goods that will be delivered by the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion (MTPE), within the framework of its “Young Productive” program.
These new entrepreneurs obtained this benefit after being the final contenders of a contest organized by the MTPE, whose prize also includes specialized technical assistance during the time that the implementation of their projects lasts.
“This initiative is a sign of our commitment to generate decent work and promote entrepreneurship in young people,” said the Deputy Minister of Employment Promotion and Job Training, Jaime Obreros, during a ceremony where 12 young people were awarded seed capital.
Among the winning business plans are the preparation of dough to prepare picarones from quinoa, spinach, wheat and cañihua; a taxi application that validates information with the National Police, and the sale of coffee from producers of the jungle in itinerant modules.
Representatives said that “Young Productive”, has provided training for self-employment to more than 1200 people, between 18 and 29 years through various institutions of higher education.
The beneficiaries reside in the regions of Apurímac, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Huancavelica, Lima, Loreto and Pasco. It is expected to exceed the goal of 1400 young people participating in this program.
This program seeks to develop and strengthen the labor and entrepreneurship skills of young people in situations of poverty, extreme poverty or vulnerability, in order to facilitate their access to the formal labor market which looks very promising for next year.