MONICA KAYOMBO, Ndola
THE Presidential Empowerment Initiative Fund (PEIF) has empowered 300 market traders on the Copperbelt, including victims of the fire that destroyed goods at Kapalala market in Ndola in August.
The fund empowered 200 traders at the Kapalala market in Ndola, 50 each in Mpongwe and Kalulushi with start-up capital.
The 300 traders received interest-free loans ranging from K250 to K500.
PEIF patron Chanda Kabwe said the money is meant to mitigate the suffering marketeers encountered when the fire destroyed their merchandise.
“We realised that alone, you cannot manage to help the over 1,000 marketeers but we have come in to combine efforts and help the people at the market,” Mr Chanda said when he paid a..http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/