Start-up aid for recognised asylum seekers

Nominovaní 2016

Krajina: Rakúsko

Región: Horné Rakúsko

Odvetvie: Občianska spoločnosť / Sociálny podnik

Polia pôsobnosti: Chudoba

Vlastník projektu: Verein "mich & du"

Zodpovedná osoba: Mag. Reinhard Kaspar

O čom to je?

The 150 about asylum seekers in St. Georgen an der Gusen, Langenstein and Luftenberg are lucky. While they wait for their official asylum decisions, the association Me&You, together with Volkshilfe (“People’s Aid”) and Diakonie, accompany and support their arrival, their stay, their coming into contact with the locals – and everybody’s getting along together. If asylum is granted, then association members help find affordable lodging in the vicinity. They will pre-finance – interest-free and on the basis of donations – the security deposit for the apartment. Repayment, so far problem-free, happens in instalments. Because: without microcredit – no apartment; and without apartment – no future.