Micro Rainbow works with about 400 LGBTI migrants every year, providing them with a holistic approach to integration that has three pillars:

  1. Housing
  2. Social inclusion
  3. Moving on support.

During 'normal' times LGBTI migrants face homelessness, social exclusion and poverty. At this critical time Micro Rainbow realised that the LGBTI migrant community faces increased challenges as a direct result of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We have received more requests for housing as many LGBTI migrants have lost their jobs in the informal sector and, as a result their homes too.

Many were also living with friends who, since the COVID-19 pandemic started and social distancing became a necessity, have asked them to leave.