7th national micro-entrepreneur prize: 27 prize-winners, including 15 women

A total of 27 winners, including 15 women, were awarded for the originality and success of their micro-projects during the 7th edition of the National Micro-Entrepreneur Prize, held Wednesday in Casablanca in hybrid mode, at the initiative of the Mohammed VI Support Center for Solidarity Microfinance (CMS) and the National Federation of Microcredit Associations (FNAM).

This award focused on nine categories, namely, the CMS special award for formalization, the human development award, the innovative microenterprise award, the female microenterprise award, the young microenterprise award, the responsible tourism award, the Reintegration award, the award. of the green economy and the incentive prize. Originating from all over the Kingdom, this year’s winners work in pottery, organic and hydroponic agriculture, sewing and embroidery, rural tourism, butchery, carpentry and hairdressing and aesthetics among others.

Like previous editions, this 7th prize pays tribute to the beneficiaries of microcredit who have succeeded in developing income-generating projects. The objective is to highlight the micro-entrepreneurs who have distinguished themselves in multiple fields of action while considerably improving their living conditions and those of their family and sometimes also of their close entourage, through the creation of an activity with high added value, the formalization of their activity, their ability to reintegrate into their socio-economic environment, or their contribution to environmental protection.

“We are honored to be able to award 27 micro-entrepreneurs who had the audacity to create their own businesses and to benefit from the services of the microfinance sector which were a great support for them”, underlined on this occasion the director of the CMS. , Naima Sahil, noting that this sector gave them the chance to start their activities.

This event has become an unmissable event for micro-entrepreneurs and the microfinance sector in Morocco in general, she welcomed, expressing her wish to make this award an essential tool and a lever for development. the social and solidarity sector and microfinance in the Kingdom in particular.

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For his part, Ahmed Ghazali, president of FNAM, explained that this prize is intended as a platform of encouragement to the most deserving Moroccan micro-entrepreneurs able to help them realize their entrepreneurial visions.

The microfinance sector has been hit hard by the pandemic of the new coronavirus (covid-19), he said, insisting on the mobilization of all actors able to remedy this particular situation.

This edition, which saw the participation of 116 candidates in total, 53% of whom are women, was organized in partnership with the Citi Foundation, the Crédit Agricole Group of Morocco, the Banque Populaire Group, the CDG Foundation and Al Amana Microfinance .

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