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Refugee startups Partners
Building bridges of high-quality seed oils from the Middle East to Germany

Anas's family worked in agriculture in Syria for generations. After moving to Germany, his dream of producing high-quality oils from Middle East seeds is a step closer to reality.

Refugee startups
Refugee Entrepreneurs: mapping European ecosystems to overcome the barriers

Refugees are more likely to start new businesses but they face significant barriers to success. The report – developed in cooperation with Impact Hub – highlights best practises across Europe to enable refugee entrepreneurs to flourish.

Refugee startups Partners
I thought I had all the keys to start a business

Carlos is a social entrepreneur originally from Colombia and created Populaire Café with a couple of friends to promote, fairly traded, farmers coffee from his country of origin. He got support from La Ruche, The Human Safety Net Refugee Start-Up partner in France to improve its social business model, and realized they need to invest more in marketing. When the pandemic hit 90% of their business base made of restaurants and cafès, they started to find new sources of income to survive during lockdown. Now they deliver their fair trade coffee all around Paris by bike, helping other refugees along the way.

Refugee startups Partners Switzerland
Social integration runs with the #RefugeeTeam

Aspiring entrepreneurs and refugees who want to become professional runners have a lot in common: they need to follow their career path, take on risks, and literally stay one step ahead of the competition.

Refugee startups Partners
By helping others, we learn a lot!

Ludivine from France and Andrea from Germany committed as digital volunteers during the last months, supporting refugee entrepreneurs with one-to-one language lessons and dedicated webinars to improve their pitch presentations. It has been a truly enriching experience both for the people they support and them, because by helping others, we learn a lot.

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Three years of THSN

Discover more about THSN in this dialogue on the three-year anniversary of this movement of people helping people.

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