Accessing finance is not always easy for refugees
A regular customer at the restaurant Sally ran before embarking on her own entrepreneurial journey suggested that she get in touch with microStart to set-up and finance her new project.
“I took a EUR 15 000 loan with microStart and used the money to transform an office space into a proper restaurant located in the city centre of Antwerp. I now employ eleven people, mostly Syrian, including my husband, a former poet and engineer in our country turned cook, and my twenty-one year-old son, Andy”, says the female entrepreneur.
At Dilbi, all the food is homemade by Sally and her family. Together with her amazing team, she offers delicious Arabic and Syrian dishes, including falafel, shawarma, kebab dishes, and tabbouleh, all for very reasonable prices.