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Dr. Maha ElobeidDr. Maha Elobeid (Center for New North Carolinians) received new funding from the US DHHS Administration for Children and Families for the project “Micro-Enterprise for Refugees in the Triad (MERIT).” Refugees, who traditionally have found employment in factories, have been among the hardest hit with the shortage of jobs and employment opportunities in the Triad area, the abstract notes. There is also the problem of not having funds or resources to start up micro-enterprises for those refugees who have the skills, knowledge and experience to do so. Many refugees have not established credit, have poor credit or need help with the business aspects or running or starting a business. This grant will provide loans to refugees who are selected based on experience, knowledge and skills to start up or expand an existing business.

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