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About Us

Mission

To become the home of ​

inclusive finance for refugees

Vision

An inclusive funding ecosystem that meets the needs of refugee entrepreneurs at every stage of business development

Goal

£600 000 in micro loans distributed ​

to 800 refugee entrepreneurs by 2026

£35 300

distributed to 45 entrepreneurs

£720

average loan size

93%

first time applying for business funding

91%

current repayment rate (measured monthly)

£4 800

total amount repaid to date

6%

portfolio at risk > 1 day

£35 300

distributed to 45 entrepreneurs

£720

average loan size

93%

first time applying for business funding

91%

current repayment rate (measured monthly)

£4 800

total amount repaid to date

6%

portfolio at risk > 1 day

Our First Product

Offering up to £1 000 in interest-free credit to enable refugee founders to test & develop their business ideas

Micro Loans

Fast

We aim to deliver funding in under 2 weeks from point of application

Community-Led

Our evaluation panel is made up of refugee founders and previous Skylight fund recipients

Accessible

Our application process is user-friendly, using video & audio answers alongside text

Meet Our Team

Isobelle Ford

Founder & Director

Amina Kadogo

Director

Miruna Girtu

Director

Bejoseholo Aikhomun

Skylight Champion

Shane Conrad

CRM Contractor

Vaibhav Bhatla

Director

Brian Doe

Inclusive Finance Manager

Saman

Founder, Set Yeti

Bejoseholo

Founder, Instant Pick Up

Ravi

Founder, Payanam

Shadi

Founder, Ayvan Studios

Yeukai

Founder, Active Horizons

& Shumba Boutique

Majeda

Founder, The Syrian Sunflower

Tim

​Business Mentor, TERN

Our Panel

Skylight's Community Panel score funding applications - they are refugee founders with experience of starting businesses.

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