FAIRE, Fund for Action and Innovation by Refugee Entrepreneurs, would like to shine a spotlight on our partners and some entrepreneurs we’ve had the chance to meet. As such, we’re pleased to present a series of articles about engaged organizations, refugee entrepreneurs, and their projects where we found innovation, impact, integrity and inclusion.

Marwa’s story : beauty products for all women !

Today, FAIRE is pleased to present Marwa. Originally from Damas she distributes halal cosmetics in France. Let’s meet this inspiring woman who invites us all to follow ours dreams !

The DiAir’s AGORA Forum: a day of exchange and co-construction for the welcoming and integration of refugees

Last month, FAIRE participated in a full day of exchanges and meetings organized by the DiAir: AGORA. After the first edition that gathered more than 200 participants, the second edition of the Agora returned with the same goal: to bring together participants involved in the welcoming and integration of refugees, in order to explore new ways of working together.

Refugee entrepreneurs : all roads lead to Montreuil !

On November 12th, FAIRE attended the inauguration of Montreuil’s new refugee entrepreneur incubator, and was introduced to its first cohort. The project is supported by several organisations including La Ruche, The Human Safety Net, BNP Paribas and the city of Montreuil. Here’s what happened during this exciting event!

Refugee entrepreneurs: FAIRE finances its first entrepreneur following launch of loan program

A few weeks ago, FAIRE – the Fund for Action and Innovation by Refugee Entrepreneurs – conducted its first panel to support refugee entrepreneurs. Here’s a snapshot of the event that marks the start of a whole new initiative for FAIRE!

Haitham’s story : let’s meet a Chef with a passion for cooking!

Haitham Karachay is truly a cooking enthusiast. Forced to flee from his country, Syria, he didn’t hesitate to take the plunge and follow his true passion : cooking. An exciting way to make a fresh start in France !

SINGA, a global network of local initiatives connecting newcomers and locals

Are you a citizen, entrepreneur, newcomer, or organization looking to transform society starting with your city or company? Say hello to SINGA, a citizen movement aiming to build bridges between newcomers and their host communities. Supported by FAIRE, SINGA shows the signs of a high-potential social, professional and entrepreneurial movement

Tomorrow’s Economy Conference: meeting the stakeholders who advocate and take action to create a positive impact on the world

On September 3rd and 4th, FAIRE attended the first edition of the 2019 UEED, the Tomorrow’s economy Conference, organised by #NousSommesDemain, a collective initiated by the MOUVES, which brings together more than 80 organisations committed to a social and ecological transition. 

PLACE : changing the migrant and refugee narrative through innovation

For our latest article, FAIRE shines the spotlight on our partner: PLACE. Active since late 2016, PLACE is a Paris-based project that aims to change the migrant narrative; from a “migrant crisis” to an opportunity for innovation and growth. Founded by the London-based innovation studio, Wow!Labs, PLACE keeps innovation & interculturality at the core of all its activities.

MEnt, entrepreneurship beyond borders

Immigrant entrepreneurs often must work through a long and difficult process to make their ideas heard and get their project off the ground. To help solve this problem, the makesense network launched and ran over a two-year period “Migrant Entrepreneurs” (MEnt), a dynamic and innovative incubation program which gave two groups of immigrants and refugees the chance to launch their entrepreneurial projects by accompanying them on the first leg of their journey.

Yasin’s story: from Somalia to France

Born in 1988 in Somalia, Yasin Abdi Jama is the founder of the Réseau des Exilés de France (REF), a charitable network whose goal is to help asylum seekers become a part of French society and accomplish their administrative tasks. Discover his entrepreneurial journey thanks to our very first interview!