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Work not handouts: entrepreneurs reboot image of refugees
by Sarah Shearman

Thomson Reuters Foundation    Translate This Article
30 May 2019

On 30 May 2019 Thomson Reuters Foundation reported: As social entrepreneurs -- who aim to do good, as well as make profit -- a growing number of refugees are rebuilding their own lives, rather than relying on handouts. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of business and world peace, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

'Today identities need to be not only be portable, but private and secure -- that is what we do,' said el-Rjula who in 2016 founded Tykn, which creates secure, digital identities to help refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants on the move.

Tykn is one of a wave of social entrepreneurs -- who aim to do good, as well as make profit -- seeking to help 68.5 million people who the United Nations says are forcibly displaced worldwide by persecution, conflict, and violence.

Businesses range from a Malaysian caterer, PichaEats, that employs refugee chefs, and SEP Jordan, which hires refugees to make embroidery, to a scheme to connect migrants and refugees in Europe with local communities, called Speak.

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