ECT Profile: Moonah Bazaar Project

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Anita Dahlenburg (rear left) with the Moonah Bazaar Project participants.

In-tellinc's Anita Dahlenburg provides migrants and refugees support to start small market businesses as part of the Enterprise Centre program.

A group of refugees and people from migrant backgrounds received small business training and mentoring as part of the new Moonah Bazaar Project, a community driven initiative that offers people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds an opportunity to operate their own sustainable microbusiness.

The project is an initiative of CatholicCare Tasmania’s Safe Haven Hub and has funding from the Tasmanian Government’s Multicultural Grants Program. The objective of the Moonah Bazaar Project is to establish six or more sustainable microbusinesses operated by refugees, asylum seekers, recently arrived migrants and others identifying as being of a CALD background.

Participants were chosen from a field of applicants who lodged an expression of interest in the project in July this year. Anita, is her role as Business Advisor and Mentor, then provided the group with a series of workshops in conjunction with CatholicCare in New Town.

CatholicCare Tasmania’s Safe Haven Hub is working with multicultural communities, local government, business and industry to develop the project.