Background to Our Work

Our research has shown that women from refugee and migrant communities have a lot of talent, skills and knowledge. However, due to cultural, linguistic and religious factors they are often unable to find suitable employment and end up in manual, low paid occupations, e.g. cleaning and hotel work.

These women are often grappling with basic survival needs, e.g. housing and food, and are unable to invest time on acquiring new skills to advance their livelihood and reach their full potential. This is where our mentors can help.

Our research also shows that some refugee and migrant women have developed extremely successful businesses and achieved satisfying careers, demonstrating the value that they can bring to society if given the opportunity.

Laamiga aims to act as a bridge between the needs of these women and satisfying work.

Laamiga Annual Report 2018-2019