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Savings and Micro-Credit Scheme in Dubarwa sub-zone expanding activities

The Savings and Micro-Credit Scheme in Dubarwa sub-zone has expanded its program from 25 villages to 47 villages so as to improve the economic wellbeing of nationals leading low standard of living, according to Mr. Gebru Abai, head of the scheme.

Dubarwa, 16 November 2010 – The Savings and Micro-Credit Scheme in Dubarwa sub-zone has expanded its program from 25 villages to 47 villages so as to improve the economic wellbeing of nationals leading low standard of living, according to Mr. Gebru Abai, head of the scheme.

He indicated that the number of customers has increased from 670 in 2009 to over 1,000 this year, and that a sum of 4,600,000 Nakfa has been distributed. As a result, nationals living in remote areas have become beneficiaries of such an opportunity, Mr. Gebru added.

The beneficiaries said that previously they used to encounter financial constraints in undertaking agricultural activities. At present, however, they are in a position to carrying out their activities without any difficulty thanks to the program.

Reports indicated that the majority of the beneficiaries are engaged in agriculture, vegetable farming and business ventures.

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