Refugees in Brazil show large potential for entrepreneurship

refugees in brazil

Nearly one-quarter of refugees in Brazil are entrepreneurs, according to an executive summary published by the UN Committee for Refugees. This is significantly less than the national average, considering that the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor reported that 38 percent of Brazilians own a business.

However, almost 80 percent responded positively to whether they would like to become business owners, demonstrating the large entrepreneurial potential of this group. When asked about barriers to owning a business, most cited a lack of financial resources.

The UN’s...

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