Alexander Betts: Refugees have 'the kind of drive and ambition that make for fantastic entrepreneurs'
- 19 November 2012
- Media coverage
Dr Alexander Betts discusses the entrepreneurial potential of refugees in The Independent
Jim Armitage: Out of Africa - a scheme where helping refugees helps everybody
Martin's dressmaking shop in Kampala is doing a brisk trade. Colourful, printed fabrics hang from the ceiling. Half-made shirts adorn hangers on walls plastered with posters showing hundreds of women dressed alluringly in the latest fashions. You like the look of that one? Martin will knock one up in no time.
A woman in the corner works on an outfit from a sky-blue cotton fabric to the hum of a single sewing machine. Martin, wearing a T-shirt and short-cropped hair in the Ugandan heat, wishes that sound was louder.