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Pride Run 2018 Medals
Announcements

Pride Run 2019

The MRI Foundation is the Pride Run 10K official charity for 2019- 2020!

Man Blowing
Emergency housing and support

Zaid’s story

A new refugee’s struggle to find accommodation and move on after waiting months for a decision on his asylum claim.

Silhouette of person in sunset
Emergency housing and support

Abdul’s story

£36 prevented homelessness and legal uncertainty. How LGBTI asylum seekers struggle with homelessness and poverty.

Micro Rainbow Cambodia participates in a regional inception meeting in Bali
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Regional inception meeting in Bali

Micro Rainbow Cambodia shares its poverty reduction programme with activists from Indonesia, Laos PDR, and The Philippines.

LGBTI micro-finance
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBTI micro-finance

The article explains why LGBTI people in Cambodia are financially excluded and why they become or stay poor. It also explains what MRI is doing to ensure that LGBTI people can access micro-finance products to step out of poverty.

LGBTI celebrate International Women Day in Cambodia
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBTI celebrate International Women’s Day in Cambodia

On 07th March, 2018 Micro Rainbow collaborated with LGBTI NGOs in Cambodia to organise a public exhibition about LGBTI issues and poverty reduction program at Cambodia Japan Cooperation Centre (CJCC).

LGBTI economic empowerment in rural Cambodia
Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBTI economic empowerment in rural Cambodia

MRI visited and consulted with the LGBTI community in Somroung Yong district, which is part of the Takeo Province to tackle poverty of LGBTI people by providing technical support and financial assistance.

Andréa Brazil
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Through the eyes of a trans activist

To celebrate Transgender Visibility Month, we share the story of a trans activist who joined our small business course and became a member of our Brazil team.

Cambodia Radio Interview
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Raising awareness on the radio in Cambodia

Ms. Chhoeurng Rachana said “Economic Empowerment and LGBTI rights should parallel working together for LGBTI acceptance in Cambodia”.

Economic empowerment & advocacy

LGBTI entrepreneurship

Micro Rainbow launches a pioneering publication, “LGBT Entrepreneurship: case studies of socioeconomic empowerment in Rio de Janeiro between 2015-2017”.

Economic empowerment & advocacy

Winners of an entrepreneurship award in Brazil

The Micro Rainbow Brazil Project received the Láurea CAF 2017 award, which acknowledges the best initiatives in support of micro entrepreneurship in Brazil promoted by

Lucas Paoli e o deputado Jean Wyllys
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Celebrating IDAHOT 2015 in Brazil’s National Congress

Celebrating 2015 IDAHOT by participating in the XII LGBT Seminar in Brazil’s National Congress. At this seminar we pre-launched the Portuguese version of our study LGBT people living in poverty in Rio de Janeiro.