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December 13, 2020

Associação Amal – Hope for a New Home

This project began in the Social entrepreneurship course at Nova SBE. At the time, the working group has identified families refugees struggling with finding financial independence and sometimes subject to cultural stigmas, mainly women.

Our goals are:

  • Empowerment through sharing their own culture
  • Feeling of belonging in the new community
  • Working and meeting local people, learning the language and traditions
  • Extra income for the family, becoming a householder provider and part of the working population
  • Economical value added to the society
  • Eliminate “taboos” and become an ambassador of the culture
  • Work as a leverage boost self-confidence, giving training and continuous search for better opportunities
  • Contribute to the growth of socially conscious companies/organizations

Link:  https://www.amalsoap.com

Benedita Contreras

Benedita Contreras

Alumni’18 and Founder of Amal Soap. Today works at GitHub in the Netherlands, and after 2,5 years leading the project, she trusted Graça Francisco to pursue its purpose.

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