Such is the case of Mario René Moncada, an entrepreneur in the dairy processing sector in the rural village of El Guanijiquil San Marcos de Colón, Choluteca. He was one of the participants who trained in the processing of dairy products, thanks to the ProJoven programme, financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by Swisscontact.
Training in the processing of dairy products has enabled young entrepreneurs like 27-year-old Mario Moncada to improve hygiene and performance as well as diversify his products, which allowed him to increase his income by up to 30%.
Among Mario's new projects is finishing the construction of a processing plant where he can have better conditions and more space, "I feel grateful to ProJoven, SDC and Swisscontact for giving us support to entrepreneurs who are in need of equipment and training".
Mario currently processes fresh cheese, semi-fresh cheese, cheese with chili, butter cream and the local speciality "quesillo", which he sells in a market in Choluteca.