Migrant worker turned entrepreneur
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Challenge for migrant entrepreneurs

The reputation of doing business in the Gulf tends to be one of finance over philanthropy - social aims often take a back seat to making money.

Low-income migrant workers are hired under the so-called kefala system, whereby they are brought over by a local sponsor and tied to working for that one employer.

However, some migrant workers have become entrepreneurs, as Jonathan Frewin reports.

  • 19 Jul 2012