UNCG Campus Weekly

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Dr. Raleigh Bailey

Photo of Dr. Raleigh BaileyDr. Raleigh Bailey (Center for New North Carolinians) received a competitive renewal from the DHHS Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for the project “Micro-Enterprise for Refugees in the Triad (MERIT).”  The abstract explains that refugees, which traditionally have found employment in factories, have been among the hardest hit with the shortage of jobs and employment opportunities in the Triad area.  Many refugees have not established credit, have poor credit or need help with the business aspects of running or starting a business.  “This grant will provide loans to refugees who are selected based on experience, knowledge and skills to start up or expand an existing business. A revolving loan fund will be set up to provide for approximately 25 loans for around $4,500 each to selected refugees.  The refugees will receive training on credit establishment, business plans, and business management and will be monitored to ensure that they are able to manage their business and repay the loan.”