Sponsoring women entrepreneurs
Refugee Outreach Collective is fundraising for the startup costs of aspiring businesswomen in Dzaleka Refugee Camp, Malawi. These funds will help the women attain financial stability within the economic, political and social constraints of the camp.
Dzaleka Refugee Camp, Malawi has a vibrant, community-driven market economy. In the camp, small startup businesses thrive and are a means for refugees to gain financial independence. According to There is Hope-Malawi, Dzaleka is home to approximately 40,000 people. We are working with women to give them the means necessary for them to attain their long-held business aspirations.
Women in this program are experienced in their trade, and have the skills and drive necessary to create and sustain their own businesses. The biggest barrier is the startup costs. All have prior experience with similar businesses in their country of origins. These women had to leave everything they had behind and start a new life for themselves and their families in Dzaleka, a place where they are largely dependent on community support and foreign aid.
Pictured below are three of the women we have sponsored thanks to the generosity of donors.