As a response to the COVID-19 crises, REDI is announcing its titled as “REDI Call Center”which is offering FREE legal support, information and technical assistance to Roma entrepreneurs in Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, and North Macedonia. The main goals of the support package 1 “REDI Call Center”are :
REDI is a startup stage impact investing NGO established focusing on catalyzing new approaches to business development and financial inclusion of Roma entrepreneurs .
More info on: https://www.redi-ngo.eu/
A five minutes walk in a Roma community from any of the countries in the V4 region is depressing: poverty, lack of infrastructure, discrimination. Governments do little to support the development of these communities. Majority populations in these countries generally perceive Roma people as lazy, unwilling to find and keep work and more interested in living on welfare. But we speak of few million people! Our long term goal is to change this in few communities by supporting existing Roma entrepreneurs and helping them start developing their communities from within. Later we will use it to challenge narratives! We clearly understand that this will not happen in 18 months.
The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.