Small business

Small business training and support in partnership with local organisations in Brazil, Cambodia and the UK. One-to-one support and mentoring. Training on financial management and setting up small businesses, including preparing a business plan.

Small business training and support

MRI partners with local organisations including in Brazil, Cambodia and the UK to provide:

  • one-to-one support and mentoring to those who want to set up an income generating activity to step out of poverty. For an example of this work, read Kuy Thida’s story;
  • a seven-week training on financial management and setting up small businesses, including preparing a business plan. See how you could benefit from this training;
  • tailored support to those LGBTI refugees who dream of setting up a small business in the UK. If you have an idea for a business, please contact us, you can be a small entrepreneur! Read our case study of a lesbian from Nigeria who changed her life by setting up a small business in the UK.

Over the last three years MRI has trained more than 150 LGBTI people and facilitated the opening of dozens of new small businesses. MRI’s training module can be adapted and replicated in several countries.

Latest updates

LGBTI economic empowerment in rural Cambodia
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBTI economic empowerment in rural Cambodia

MRI visited and consulted with the LGBTI community in Somroung Yong district, which is part of the Takeo Province to tackle poverty of LGBTI people by providing technical support and financial assistance.

Thida
Economic empowerment & advocacy

I am Doing the Right Thing

Kuy Thida, a Cambodian transman faces gender discrimination and financial struggles in his life

Empreendedores LGBT formados pela MRI
Economic empowerment & advocacy

31 new LGBT trained entrepreneurs in Brazil

31 students graduated from MRI’s 4th course. Find out about the course, the newly created businesses and challenges for LGBT entrepreneurship in Brazil

Poverty Reduction of LGBTI people in Cambodia
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Poverty Reduction of LGBTI people in Cambodia

In Cambodia, LGBTI people face bullying at school and economic hardship because of family rejection. This reality of discrimination means that LGBTI students have higher school dropout rates than the overall student population.

Pink at work
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Pink At Work

PINK AT WORK is an online platform of products and services offered by LGBT entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship can lead to LGBT inclusion
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Entrepreneurship can lead to LGBT inclusion

At a press conference on 15th August MRI launched a new publication compiling some of the success stories of socioeconomic inclusion and empowerment of LGBT people in the fight against homo and transphobia, due to

Contacts

For any small business training enquiries please email