Seoul-based startup allows the displaced to generate income using their own set of professional skills.
Refugee Success Stories
Refugees are resilient, resourceful, entrepreneurial, and investable. Browse some success stories below to learn more, and share your own stories with us at [email protected].
On World Refugee Day, YourStory shines the spotlight on these startup founders using technology to help refugees navigate the world.
Syrian refugee and coding instructor develops toolbox for refugees to learn coding at home.
Dame Stephanie Shirley, a child refugee from Nazi Germany, recalls the challenges she faced as an outsider founding her multi-million dollar business.
Reuters covers entrepreneurs redefining the image of refugees, featuring the RIN’s Tim Docking and our work with 734 Coffee.
Hola Code is a software engineering program focused on integrating former migrants who returned or were deported to Mexico.
After escaping human trafficking, Sirojiddin returned home to start a bakery said to serve some of the best naan in the region.
A refugee from Syria who moved to the United States three years ago with his wife and two daughters, Abdulraheem has learned to embrace the interest the community has in not only his food, but his background as well.
“I like to share my food and my country with people here. This food is my country,” he says.
For Sam Bashiry, an emotional breakdown outside Centrelink and a $1000 second-hand purchase became a $25 million-a-year success story.
Pakistani authorities are beginning to legally register Afghan refugees for open bank accounts and help them become part of the country’s formal economy.
Ethiopia’s recent law gives almost 1 million refugees the right to work and live outside of camps.
Al Goldstein, who came to America as a refugee at 8 years old, is co-founder and CEO of Avant. This personal loan platform recently achieved profitability and received numerous awards.