The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many facets of Somali society from health and safety to security and the economy. The effects are felt acutely in the private sector where small businesses are experiencing revenue losses and potential layoffs. Shuraako has seen first hand that the entrepreneurial culture of Somalis has remained steadfast as many entrepreneurs are adapting to a new way of life.
Shuraako clients Tayo Uniforms and Embroidery and Dheeman Fashion and Tailor are adapting to the COVID crisis by pivoting their sewing operations and producing masks at affordable prices. This entrepreneurial shift is generating revenue and helping to maintain their workforce.
Read more about how these Shuraako clients are adapting their business practices in the midst of COVID-19