Angolan Government Approves Grant of $11,000 To Each SME And Startup Through Local VC

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The Angolan government has approved the injection of 4 billion kwanzas ($6.3 million) into small businesses and startups, as part of the economic measures approved in April 2020 for the opening of a set of lines of credit to productive sectors of the economy.

Angolan Secretary of State for the Economy, Mário Caetano João, announced the effective provision of funding of 4 billion kwanzas, or more than 6 million dollars, for micro-businesses. Each small business will be able to benefit from 7 million kwanzas, or about $ 11,000, from this operational fund starting from September 23rd, 2020. 

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The material and technical conditions are in place to inject the money into the microcredit support line. The Angolan Active Venture Capital Fund (FACRA) has already transferred 2 billion kwanzas for microcredit companies and credit unions linked to the project. To have access to it, the entrepreneur must meet the conditions required by said companies.

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The sectors concerned are: agriculture, poultry farming, aquaculture, animal husbandry, food processing and beverage production, logistics and distribution of agro-food products, recycling, fishing, transport services, vocational training, software development, tourism, and cultural and artistic production.

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This financing comes within the framework of economic measures approved by presidential decree, and aimed at ensuring the maintenance of minimum levels of activity of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the formal and informal sectors.

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