Rana Toukan – Incubating 12 new businesses at Katsikas
One of our trustees, Rana, talks about the people she is helping us to support with our new Empowerment Fund for refugees at Katsikas camp. The Empowerment Fund is the next step in our model to bring dignity and normality to people stuck in refugee camps. It has been an inspiring weekend and a huge privilege to help people with their plans to improve their living standards and, importantly, to gain some independence.
The concept of the Empowerment Fund is simple. One month ago we asked people on the camp to submit a one-page business proposal. We are lending €1,000 to every viable proposal plus all the legal and coaching support they need to help that business thrive. You can read about the first 12 businesses that will be recipients of the fund during August 2018 here.
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