Microstart provides micro-loans (up to 15.000 Euros) to persons in order to start their own business activity. Among the functions of micro-credit experiences, there is also the support for starting up. Although this is not a specific policy, this approach applies very well to persons with migrant background, which are often considered as being “not bankable”.

The cooperative for social purposes (SCRL-FS) was established in 2010 on the initiative of Adie (Association pour le Droit à l’Initiative Economique), an association for the right for economic initiatives, and PNB Parisbas Fortis in the framework of a pilot programme and with the aim to provide support to founders of enterprises in Brussels.

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