LOCATION

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Kinshasa

LOCAL PARTNER

RDC Entreprises Development

PROJECT LAUNCH

2010

RDC Enterprises Development (French video) – Kinshasa – XIVth Francophonie Summit – © 2012

Support for small enterprises in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Since 2010, the team of DRCED has worked on the implementation of the Support Program for VSEs in poor neighborhoods of Kinshasa through its Management and Services Centers (MSC) and its mobile unit.

In 2017, the mobile branch set up the Top Sales training for women who sell bread in several areas of the city (in particular near large bakeries and markets). This training helped to effectively meet the needs of this vulnerable population by favoring fun teaching methods based on illustrated content and focused on the specific problems of these micro-entrepreneurs.

2020 results:

  • 142 entrepreneurs supported by the project.
  • 44% of entrepreneurs increased their turnover 6 months after the training.
  • 29% of start-up entrepreneurs launched their business 1 year after the training.