International Rescue Committee (IRC)

IRC Microenterprise Program in the News


IRC MicroFinance Bus Tour
East County Magazine - December 2011
Two refugee entrepreneurs are featured along with IRC staff member Ryan Linstrom

20 Years of Quietly Improving Communities
San Diego Union Tribune – December 2011
Features refugee entrepreneur who started his own trucking business

Refugees Share Inspiring Success Stories 
San Diego Union Tribune – December 2011
Features two refugee women participating in the WE STAR Center

I Started From Empty    
San Diego Reader Cover Story   October 2011
Features three refugee entrepreneurs in City Heights

Sharing the Flavors of Africa  
San Diego Union Tribune     October 2011
Features WE STAR Center clients Olivia Laryea and Hasno Ali.

Childcare Jobs Good Option for Refugee Women    
KPBS   April 2011
Article plus accompanying radio clip. Features IRC and partner agency Horn of Africa. Clients include Madina Hussein and Lia Woldu.

Home Childcare Program Trains Women in City Heights    
San Diego Reader    March 2011
A description of the childcare training program in partnership with Horn of Africa.

Africans, Asians, Hispanics, and… Hipsters: Changes in City Heights  
San Diego Reader Cover Story  March 2010
A write up on several IRC clients including STAR Center client, Mary Page.

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