Credit Scheme is one of many intiative established by the Ministry to promote and encourage the development and growth of industries to include Trade, Commerce, Manufacturing, Agriculture amd Fisheries in Amerindian Communities through the provision of business guidance, technical assistance, non-traditional credit facilities to small businesses/entrepreneurs or to groups of Amerindian People.

It is also aimed at encouraging the development and growth of all other economic activities, designed to improve the socio-economic welfare of all amerindians and hinterland communities.

There are three established Credit Schemes in regions 1, 6 and 9:

  1. The Moruca Credit and Development Trust
  2. Orealla and Siparuta Credit and Development Trust
  3. The North Rupununi Credit and Development Trust