Being a refugee itself is a big challenge. And being both a refugee and social entrepreneur is more than a challenge itself. I am personally proud of the initiator of this project for the most forgotten in the business world. Bridging the financial gap and providing refugees around the world with access to financial services through digital payment technology means stopping the flow of blood. Myself, I am a refugee. It means I know what the life of a refugee is awkward. I hope that with the aid of "Goodbanc" project, our young entrepreneurs will be more able to go far in the pursuit of their goals. Thank you all for your efforts!
Hello, I am Dr. Bayubasire Joel, a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. I live in Kampala, the capital city of the republic of Uganda. The total number of refugees in Uganda as of the July 31, 2019 is 1,313,802 and not 2,000,000 (Source - UNHCR, Government of Uganda, Office of the Prime Minister: https://ugandarefugees.org/en/country/uga)
Dear Bremley, I am really delighted to hear about this crucial and incredible social initiative. Congratulations for the work you have done so far. This project is the one needed for such a group of beneficiaries. This would produce more impact than expected if you could also enhance self-awareness and self-esteem skills within the training activities. Self-awareness and self-esteem skills would be more helpful for these already marginalized women to explore and discover more of who and what they are as well as to explore issues of conscience and how self-esteem develops. Most importantly, a vocational training project would provide an honorable source of income, jobs creation and facilitate skill development for these single mothers and their children. The same project could also be replicated in African countries, especially in DRC, Burundi and Uganda where thousands of single mothers (or sex workers) could benefit from it and thus make a great difference in our world. As you already know, I and Refugee Friends Care Organization Uganda (http://www.refugee-friends-care.org) are interested, willing and ready to help achieve your hard but crucial mission! Congratulations!!!