Wall Street Journal: Loan Program Helps Turn Refugees Into Entrepreneurs

Jan 12, 2016 – Wall Street Journal article discussing the IRC-CEO model and how it impacts real people.

“Thanks to a $10,000 loan from a refugee resettlement group to help him open a small restaurant in Tempe. Ariz., Mr. Yaqoob said he and his family are on the path to succeeding in their adopted country.

As the U.S. prepares to take in thousands of Syrian refugees in coming months, the International Rescue Committee, one of the nine nonprofit organizations tasked with resettling refugees, has been testing a novel approach to helping refugees integrate: providing them with loans to start businesses.”


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