For the best laid plans of mice and men

Posted on: 2018/11/22 03:33

Not all stories are a immediate monetary success, but with the right amount of determination people can find their way to move mountains, help themselves and those around them.

Mohamed , a Sudanese young man came to Egypt as transit country regularly in April 2015 to pursue his dream to find a better job opportunity and get a better life in Libya as final destination. As soon as he arrived, unfortunately, he was caught by the Egyptian authority in a Governmental holding facility in Salloum, Western porter of Egypt. Mohamed spent in Salloum a couple of months before the authorities transferred him to Qanater Governmental holding facilities in Cairo. The case was referred to IOM through Immigration Authorities and IOM caseworkers screened the applicant and due to his vulnerability, IOM assisted him under the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme (AVRR). IOM assisted him with ticket back to Sudan, pocket money and reintegration amount to be used in several purposes such as education, housing, or business set up. After his return, Mohamed contacted IOM Sudan and he decided to use the reintegration assistance to open Grocery business. With the help of IOM, he bought different commodities and started his business. But due to the lack of experience and lack of funds to consolidate, he has to close the business, he decided to sell all the items he bought and start a new business. After much advice from friends and family, he decided to return to his job before leaving Sudan and sell spare parts for car. Nowadays he is able to work, support his four brothers, mother and grandmother and he intends to expand his business in the future.

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Data from 2011 – 2015 includes Return only. Data from 2016 – 2018 includes Return and Reintegration.

This AVRR Map was designed and developed pro bono by SilverKey Technologies