Stories

Read about some of our inspiring success stories.

Lady with a gold lamp
Housing

June’s story

This is the story of June, a lesbian from China who was trafficked into the UK and is now hoping to gain asylum.

Rainbow Flag with Bikes
Social inclusion

Muhammad’s story

Muhammad’s inspiring story follows his journey from Pakistan to the UK, the hurdles he has faced along the way, and the comfort he has found in Micro Rainbow’s social inclusion programme.

Rainbow Heart
Moving on

Rahim’s story

Rahim shares his inspiring experience of how, after over a year of destitution and homelessness, Micro Rainbow’s moving on programme helped him get his foot in the door of a major UK retail company.

Alana
Housing

Alana’s story

Alana shares her experience of leaving her own country, claiming asylum in the UK, finding safety with Micro Rainbow’s housing and moving on to a bright future.

Rainbow Hands
Housing

Kaira and Muhammed’s stories

Success stories of Kaira, an intersex asylum seeker from a Latin American country and Muhammed, a gay asylum seeker from Bangladesh

Cataleya in a MRI home
Housing

Cataleya’s story

From sleeping rough on the streets of London to finally finding safety in an Micro Rainbow safe house

Angela
Social inclusion

Angela’s story

Angela’s story highlights the need for social inclusion and empowerment of LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees

Sista Sista meeting
Social inclusion

How Sista Sista tackles poverty of LBT women

Sara is a lesbian refugee from Uganda. When she was outed as lesbian, she was removed from education, beaten, humiliated and ultimately forced into a marriage with an older man.

Case study
Moving on

Lesbian refugee from Nigeria

“It is hard to survive in the UK when you don’t have a job, you don’t have friends with jobs, and your family members hate you because you are lesbian.”