the availability of support services, financial institutions offering credit facilities, and so on. This article describes the experience of microenterprise promotion in a post-emergency context where such conditions do not exist. The 'Projecto de Iniciativa Comunitária - Malange' (PICM)
is a 'development relief' programme which extends microenterprise and skills training opportunities to the poorest members of society as part of a wider effort to reactivate the local economy which is in ruins after a prolonged and devastating civil war. It will be shown that while a microenterprise
programme may be inappropriate on purely economic grounds, it still has a valid contribution to any attempts towards normalizing life after the conflict-based emergencies faced today.
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