Ana* and Pedro*
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ana* and Pedro*, two Venezuelan migrants, sought to get ahead with a bicycle maintenance and repair business. They were part of the “Mi Pana Emprende” initiative within the framework of the project “Assistance for the well-being and inclusion of migrant and refugee families in Peru”, implemented by Save the Children with the support of BHA / USAID. Thus, they received seed capital to strengthen their business idea.
My partner is a professional cyclist and has extensive knowledge in this field; especially in repairs and I am in charge of the assembly of small parts, but with my addition of managing social networks to expand the publicity of our business and accounting.Ana
The Seed Capital they received helped them to strengthen their business, thanks to the purchase of new inputs that allow them to improve the quality of service. Today, ECOBIKE helps them to get ahead even in difficult times.
This business has not only allowed us to have greater economic security, but it has also opened doors of friendship with Peruvians who know that we have come to work and forge a future for ourselves. I would like to tell everyone that sport unites, regardless of nationality.Ana
About the project
The project “Assistance for the well-being and inclusion of migrant and refugee families in Peru” aims to provide emergency assistance to vulnerable and at-risk Venezuelan migrants in Peru, to cover their basic needs and promote their inclusion in the local economy and society. Our project seeks to reach 26,214 Venezuelan migrants and refugees at risk.
* Names have been changed due to protection policy.