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.
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.
In March 2018, our Micro Rainbow Brazil project started the 5th small business course for low-income LGBT in Rio de Janeiro. Find out more about the selection process, the new students and the course’s new features
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.
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.
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
17 August 2017
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