The Unicomer Group reinforces its commitment to Saint Lucians with the launch of Microloans by Courts Ready Cash® for startups and small business owners. Microloan is a unique product that offers not just a financial solution, but it provides clients with well-needed support to build capacity and scale up. Capacity building is necessary to increase the chances of success and it comes at no additional cost under Courts’ Broadening Horizons® initiative.
Microloans by Courts Ready Cash®, was launched on Thursday 14 March 2019 at a press conference with representatives from Ministry of Commerce, International Trade, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs; the Chamber of Commerce, Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association, small business owners and members of the media.
The key note speaker Ms. Taribba do Nascimento spoke on her experience as an entrepreneur and expressed her appreciation to Unicomer for “spearheading this movement to support small and micro businesses, which will not only positively affect our economy, but also be an important means to an end for thousands of women in Saint Lucia.” The programme provides highly concessionary rates to women entrepreneurs.
The Ready Cash Chain Manager, Mrs. Alexandra DuBoulay stressed the company’s dedication to this project to help stimulate the Saint Lucian economy, which is especially timely given the high levels of youth unemployment. She highlighted the fact that the aim of this product is to help create self-employment opportunities in areas of agriculture, craft and trade among others.
Mrs. DuBoulay stated, “Microloans are designed to empower the entrepreneur to achieve their dreams of success through hassle free financing, tailor-made training sessions, and support. For us this is more than just financing, it is a partnership; a way to build their capacity and strengthen their abilities.”
Microloans by Courts Ready Cash provides a combination of extraordinary convenience, reliable service and ease of doing business within very competitive rates in the non-traditional financial sector.
Unicomer® primarily through its Courts, Ready Cash and Courts Optical brands, continues to maintain true to its corporate mandate, enabling people and communities and to have a positive impact in the economies within which it operates.