Human Services Ministry targets Venezuelan women in livelihood initiative

In response to the needs of Venezuelan migrants who are women and who arrived in Guyana seeking a better quality of life, the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security is expanding its Garment and Accessories Cottage Industry Initiative to train those persons.

This will see more female migrants benefiting from entrepreneurial opportunities.

The Initiative will be coordinated and managed by the Guyana Women’s Leadership Institute (GWLI) which is the Ministry’s premier business incubator that directly targets women.

Female migrants who reside in Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7, and know how to sew can submit their applications no later than 11:59 pm on March 14, 2021 to the Ministry.

The online application form is available at the Ministry’s website: or be uplifted from the Information Desk at the Ministry’s Water and Cornhill Streets location, Stabroek market, Georgetown or regional offices in the specific regions. For further information, persons can contact Melissa English on 227-1584.

In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Tuesday also committed to ensuring that there is fairness and equity in the treatment of migrants

During his address at the virtual launch of the Migration Governance Indicators Assessment, hosted by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Foreign Secretary, Robert Persaud, said Guyana has been seeing a large inflow of migrants seeking refuge, particularly from neighbouring Venezuela.

“We therefore, see the need to provide resources within our capacity to augment the efforts of all our partners in ensuring that there is fairness and equity in responding to the situation of migrants. These are the basic tenets that will underscore a National Migration Policy,” he said.

As of 2020, reports are that over 14,000 Venezuelans have migrated to Guyana.


Iniciativa de la industria artesanal de prendas de vestir y accesorios del Ministerio de Servicios Humanos y Seguridad Social dirigida a mujeres migrantes venezolanas

En respuesta a las necesidades de las mujeres migrantes venezolanas, que llegan a Guyana en busca de una mejor calidad de vida, el Ministerio de Servicios Humanos y Seguridad Social pretende ampliar su Iniciativa de la Industria Artesanal de Vestuario y Accesorios para facilitarles el beneficio de oportunidades empresariales.

La Iniciativa será coordinada y administrada por el Instituto de Liderazgo de Mujeres de Guyana (GWLI), la principal incubadora de empresas del Ministerio que se enfoca directamente en las mujeres.

Las mujeres migrantes que residen en las Regiones 1, 2, 3, 4 y 7 que sepan coser pueden enviar sus solicitudes a más tardar a las 11:59 pm del 14 de marzo de 2021.

El formulario electrónico estará disponible en el sitio web del Ministerio: y la versión física de dichos formularios estará disponible en el área de Servicio al Cliente en la sede del Ministerio ubicadas en las calles Water y Cornhill Streets, en el área del mercado Stabroek, Georgetown o en las oficinas regionales en las regiones especificadas.

 Para obtener más información, las personas pueden comunicarse con Melissa English al 227-1584.