Inter-Congregational Network in Ethiopia supports migrants and refugees in launching businesses

A new hair bonnet shop recently opened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, thanks to an innovative network of Catholic congregations of men and women that provide economic empowerment to vulnerable populations. The Global Solidarity Fund (GSF) partnered with the congregations to establish this network.

The Inter-Congregational Network is a new consortium that includes 6 Catholic congregations of men and women in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This network enables alternatives to migration through an integrated approach combining economic empowerment and job creation, health, and education for the poorest and most vulnerable — migrants, returnees, internally displaced women and refugees.

Entrepreneurial training is one approach that has already made an impact. Congregations provide entrepreneurial training, seed capital and ongoing support for these individuals to launch their own micro businesses. The network also works to connect these new entrepreneurs with other partners to scale up existing support.

Watch this video to learn more about the hair bonnet shop and the impact the Inter-Congregational Network has made in transforming lives in Ethiopia.

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