The Small Entrepreneur Programme (SEP), through which deserving individuals are provided with necessary assistance‐ material grants in most instances, to launch a vocational‐based business, or to improve their existing ones.
SEP assists beneficiaries with a grant of up to a fixed sum per ‘entrepreneur’ in the form of equipment. Thereafter, additional support is granted to those that demonstrate the ability to develop their business further. SEP also includes an apprenticeship programme whereby successful enterprises are monitored on a quarterly basis and required to take on trainees. These trainees, in turn, could qualify for SEP assistance themselves, who in turn take on apprentices in the course of developing their own businesses.