Sponsor: UN International Organization on Migration
Number of Beneficiaries: 26 Groups of 3 individuals each.
Location: Lagos, Ogun, Kaduna, Jigawa and Kano State
Duration: December 2019 till Date
In 2019 and 2020 Growing Businesses Foundation was one of the implementing Civil Society Organizations for the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration. The initiative is proudly supported by the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with coverage across 26 African countries.
This initiative was designed to respond to the needs of stranded and vulnerable migrants, provide assistance to those who are en route, offer voluntary return assistance to those who decide to return, and provide business support returnees and their communities.
Collective reintegration method was adopted.
This method involves providing economic reintegration for a group of two or three people who share common interest and can support each other. The reintegration assistance created room for a substantial level of business start-up.
GBF successfully reintegrated 26 of the 80 groups across 5 states in Nigeria!