Supporting the socioeconomic integration of Venezuelan migrants is a critical and timely response to the unprecedented economic challenges Latin American host countries are facing.
When migrants generate their own sustainable livelihoods, they are less likely to be victims of exploitation or labor abuses.
who to date have received financing to create or improve their businesses through Entrepreneurship in Movement.
have been trained in entrepreneurship courses.
Since 2019, Citi Foundation's support of IOM has helped more than 3,864 migrants gain employment or start a business in their new host community.
Identifying opportunities for socioeconomic integration
As a first step, Emprender en Movimiento analyzes the local labor market to understand the opportunities to integrate Venezuelan migrants into the economy of their host community.
After being trained, participants present their business plans. The most sustainable projects are selected to receive seed capital.
Build business capacity
Through a competitive application process, migrants and locals are selected to receive training courses in entrepreneurship and financial management.
We share life and success stories of Venezuelan migrants to promote empathy among neighbors and show the value that migrants bring to the local economy.