Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDI) first ever institution dedicated to facilitating funding for startups and businesses among Europe’s most vulnerable group – the Roma people. REDI is an impact investing organization that catalyzes new approaches to business development and financial inclusion of Roma entrepreneurs. We believe that enabling entrepreneurs to develop businesses will lead to long-term employment and new job opportunities in local communities. We believe that enabling entrepreneurs to develop a business will lead to long term employment and boosting job opportunities in the Roma communities.
REDI is building institutions of three pillars. The first pillar is to work with local REDI NGOs on various projects related to the economic advancement of Roma entrepreneurs. The second pillar is the REDI Fund, a financial vehicle to support Roma entrepreneurs. Finally, the third pillar is to be launched in 2020 in the form of REDI-run Social Enterprises.