Remittance Projects by Alphabet
IntEnt is a Dutch based foundation that aims to make ‘entrepreneurship across borders’ possible. It offers entrepreneurial migrants start-up advise, training, local support and guidance up to 1,5 years after the start of the business. The foundation does not offer funding, rather it offers necessary business advice to migrants wishing to invest in their country of origin to make revenue and/or support family and friends.
Ishrat Textile was established in 2000 by Bangladeshi migrants staying in Singapore. Initially US$ 15,000 was invested which has now increased to US$ 70,000. Family members of NRBs and professional management team are responsible for the management of this scheme.
Link for Philippine Development Program (LINKAPIL)
LINKAPIL is a government initiative of the Philippines providing a mechanism for the transfer of various forms of resources from Filipinos overseas to support small-scale, high-impact projects that address the country’s social and economic development needs. It aims to encourage the participation of Overseas Filipinos in national development efforts and cultivate productive partnerships between the overseas Filipino donor community and their beneficiaries.
Local Collective Development Projects (PAISD)
The programme is aimed at providing assistance to Senegalese migrant organisations living in France that wish to support development goals in their country of origin, Senegal. The focus lies on four themes for support by the Senegalese government: private economic investments, skills transfer by Senegalese migrants, support to local collective development projects, voluntary services for development, and ICT development.
Maria for MDGs
The project is focused at mobilizing rural women towards running their own collective social enterprise and at enabling individual women entrepreneurs’ access to local markets. Through a multi-stakeholder approach, the project wishes to create sustainable networks between senders and receivers of remittances and to reinforce the capacities to further the impact of remittances on local communities.