Our clients are more than refugees and asylum seekers – they are Australia’s next entrepreneurs. When they reach our country’s shores, they bring with them a wealth of experience, skills, innovative ideas and the motivation to build fulfilling lives and livelihoods in a safe country. We, at Thrive, help them live their dreams, become financially independent and contribute to Australia’s economy and community.
While it's easy for some in Australia to be approved for a credit card or loan, many new arrivals are met with challenges.
Darwich Sido’s new shop in Jesmond is much more than a business opportunity. It’s the mending of a seam that runs between Mr Sido’s life in Newcastle and his former life in the city of Aleppo, Syria, from which his family were forced to flee in 2012.
Iranian refugee Jamei Mahmood has drawn on his previous career to build a new signage business, Oxin Signs in Sydney's Western Suburbs.