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FAIRE
Fund for Action and Innovation by Refugee Entrepreneurs

At FAIRE we firmly believe that the energy and capacity for innovation of refugee and migrant entrepreneurs is a golden opportunity for our country.

Let’s work together!

Our Mission:

  • is to support and empower refugees to become successful entrepreneurs in France.
  • and to promote a new vision and approach of refugees’ role, inclusion and contribution to French society through entrepreneurship.

Our Values:

We seek to embody and demonstrate Impact, Inclusion, Innovation and Integrity in each and every one of our actions.

Refugees have the right not just to survive, but to thrive. As an entrepreneur and political refugee, I know from personal experience that these are qualities shared by entrepreneurs. With FAIRE I will support the development and success of refugee entrepreneurs, helping them become significant drivers of France’s economy within the next 20 years.

Nick Nopporn Suppipat, Entrepreneur and Founder of FAIRE

Board and team

Our Actions:

Faire achieves our mission:

By funding

  • selected refugee entrepreneurs, via 0% loans, that range from 5 000 to 30 000 euros (more info here).
  • existing charitable organisations working with refugee entrepreneurs (more info here).

By contributing

  • to the public debate about the role of refugees in society and how best to include them.

News

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An interview with Ousmane Bah, founder of Solodou; a new tool to fight against illiteracy

For its new article, FAIRE’s team is proud to feature Ousmane Bah, a talented entrepreneur that we recently have started supporting.
Solodou’s story is inspired by Ousmane’s personal journey to help people learn French.

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What does the economic integration of refugees look like post covid19?

The response to the economic integration of migrants and refugees has historically been based on entry-level jobs. It is a response that answers a call for urgency – for urgent income generation and financial autonomy. Although this response may demonstrate some immediate positive impacts for society, the long term positive impact is questionable.

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The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, FAIRE and SINGA France announce the creation of an emergency fund to support refugee entrepreneurs facing COVID-19 slowdowns.

The entire world, and subsequently the global economy, has been struck by the COVID-19 health crisis. For refugee entrepreneurs, who encounter additional challenges every day, specifically concerning access to networks and funding, the impact of this crisis was twice as detrimental. Aware of these difficulties and wanting to support the extraordinary drive of these entrepreneurs, FAIRE, SINGA France and the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations decided to join forces to create an emergency fund in response to COVID-19.

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