Small business

Small business training and support in partnership with local organisations in Brazil, Cambodia and the UK. One-to-one support and mentoring. Training on financial management and setting up small businesses, including preparing a business plan.

Small business training and support

MRIF partners with local organisations including in Brazil, Cambodia and the UK to provide:

  • one-to-one support and mentoring to those who want to set up an income generating activity to step out of poverty. For an example of this work, read Kuy Thida’s story;
  • a seven-week training on financial management and setting up small businesses, including preparing a business plan. See how you could benefit from this training;

Over the last three years we have trained more than 150 LGBTI people and facilitated the opening of dozens of new small businesses. MRIF’s training module can be adapted and replicated in several countries.

Latest updates

Wanessa with her make-up
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Wanessa’s story

Wanessa is a trans woman living in poverty in Rio de Janeiro. After undertaking MRIF’s small business training in 2020, her life changed completely. Training enabled her to improve her skills, increase her income and overcome barriers and fears.

8th small business training
Economic empowerment & advocacy

Giving hope to LGBTI entrepreneurs in Brazil amid the pandemic

MRIF held its eighth training for low-income LGBTI entrepreneurs in Brazil between April and July 2021. Giving hope to our beneficiaries amid the pandemic and increased support networks for LGBTI entrepreneurs across the country.

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.