Refugee small business owners need your help keeping the doors open to the businesses they worked tirelessly to build.
In normal circumstances, Ascentria's Micro-Enterprise Program provides small, refugee-owned businesses with the financial support and guidance they need to grow and flourish. Today, we are helping small business owners access emergency funds and advocate for federal and state help. As many of you know, federal help for small businesses has fallen short. Significantly.
So we ask for your support:
Help keep your favorite local refugee-owned businesses alive.
Help small business owners keep their employees on staff.
Help keep your community's newest Americans from plunging into poverty, which could last far beyond the pandemic.
Refugees who fled violence, persecution and trauma dream of building a better life for themselves and their children in the United States. Once here, many refugees invest heavily in building small businesses; from tailor shops to restaurants and small grocery stores, the impact and value of refugee-owned businesses to in our communities is great.
They need your help if they are to reopen their doors once COVID-19 is over.