HP Awards 800,000 dollar for Micro Enterprise Development

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Bangalore, Apr 23 (UNI) Hewlett-Packard has awarded ten grants, each worth 800,000 dollars to micro enterprise development agencies in the country.

These investments, part of the HP Micro Enterprise Development Grant initiative, are dedicated to the advancement of successful entrepreneurs in local communities, a press release said here today.

The ten organizations in India which been awarded the HP 2008 Micro Enterprise Development grants this year include South India Producers Association, Tide Development Research Foundation, Dhriiti, FOOD India, Saransh, Development Alternatives Group, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development of Karnataka, Enable Child Foundation, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India and AWAKE, it said.

The Micro Enterprise Development Grant programme is part of HP's long-term community investment strategy to contribute time, knowledge and resources and help the continued social and economic development of communities around the world.

The programme provides assistance, business training via the HP micro enterprise curriculum (smart technology for a smarter business) and support to entrepreneurs and very small businesses, the release added.


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