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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Center Wins Award For Microenterprise Work With Women

Center for Rural Affairs Receives Excellence in Microenterprise Work with Women Entrepreneurs

The Center’s Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) received the first place Excellence in Microenterprise Work with Women Entrepreneurs award from the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) for its work in the Women & Company Microenterprise Boost Program. This was the top award made to local program partners across the nation.

The Women and Company Microenterprise Boost Program was designed to provide low and moderate-income women microentrepreneurs the opportunity to achieve greater business success by providing cash awards that have a measurable impact on the development of their business.

A grant from the Citigroup Foundation provided the boost loan funds, and they were managed by the Association for Enterprise Opportunity, a national membership association representing hundreds of microenterprise development programs across the country. Women and Company, a division of Citigroup that provides access to financial education and resources for women worked with AEO to implement and promote the program.

Excellence awards to local partners were made based on project management, success stories, and measurable business impacts. Congratulations to REAP for its award and to REAP’s boost awardees; just a great bunch of women to work with!

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  • At 9:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Congratulations and keep up the great work you do not just for women, but for ALL rural people


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