Breadwinners

Artisan bread market stalls run by Refugees

London refugee unemployment is estimated in 70%. Breadwinners runs artisan bread market stalls across London farmers markets, providing refugees with their first job in the UK. We are raising funds to open more stalls in your local communities!

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1166646)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,500

Amount raised

£6,497

Donations

58

Championed by The EQ Foundation

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge
  • OtherOther

    Helping

  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

  • I needed work experience but I couldn’t find any, until I heard about Breadwinners. I’m very grateful to Breadwinners as they helped me a lot to get work experience. I’m very happy with the work that I’m doing here and feel very lucky.

    — Diwa - "Risers" programme graduate and now Store Manager

  • I tried to find a job but they refused me. Breadwinners accepted me and supported me. I learn from breadwinners how i can start my business again. I left breadwinner now to do my business but I am breadwinner in my hart.

    — Ahmed - Ex Breadwinner at Primrose Hill Mkt and current food entrepreneur

  • “Refugees have extraordinary potential as employees, entrepreneurs, and members of local communities. Through Breadwinners they can use their skills and enthusiasm to sell organic bread, and use the opportunity as an important step forward in their lives.

    — Martin - Director at Breadwinners

Situation

London refugee unemployment is estimated in 70%. Having fled their own country because of war, persecution and violence, despite being highly skilled, they often lack the networks, connections, UK qualifications to gain work experience and begin employment. What they do have is hope, aspirations and a massive will to succeed. They simply need the opportunity to succeed.

Solution

We provide employment to refugees who are struggling to find work, and volunteering work experience to asylum seekers which are not yet allowed to work. We also support them with, training, mentoring, networks and entrepreneurship opportunities to independently sustain themselves and progress. Being employed and part of our community, in a safe and supportive working environment has a positive impact on their confidence, self-esteem and well-being. How? Working at our market stalls.