El Abra Provides Start-Up Funds and Training to 33 Small Businesses in Chile

Dec 16, 2021 7:55 AM ET
Yessenia Gonzalez with craft beer
Yessenia Gonzalez runs a craft beer business and is a beneficiary of the entrepreneurship program.

Minera El Abra selected 33 businesses for the Fund Empréndete 2021, which will finance businesses or business ideas of people in the Antofagasta Region who have been trained with the DreamBuilder program.

This initiative, executed by the Development Corporation of the Province of El Loa, PROLOA, seeks to strengthen local economic development through training and the delivery of funds linked to entrepreneurship. The Fund is available in the communities of Calama, Tocopilla, María Elena, Quillagüa, Chiu Chui and Toconce.

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