“My name is Kuljit and I am from India. I am a beneficiary of IOM's AVRR programme. I had been living in Greece for 7 years and with IOM Greece's help I returned back to my country in March 2017.
Now, I have a dairy farm in Bajola village, in India's Kapurthala district. I own land outside of my house and I share this space with my brother, who is also a farmer and manages a buffalo business. I used IOM’s Reintegration Assistance and I started my business with the purchase of two buffaloes. Then I managed to expand my business as I bought three more buffaloes. My income is around 10,500 INR per month.
My brother assisted me a lot as this is a family business. Since the buffaloes produce milk only four to five months per year, I also work in agriculture as supplementary work, receiving a monthly salary of 25,000 INR. At present, I have enough savings and I decided to expand my business by taking a loan.
Ι believe that when there is no risk, there is no profit. I will risk for this family business. Thank you IOM, you helped me to start, and I will go on.”
Reintegration is a process that enables the returnee migrant to participate again in the social, cultural, economic and political life of his or her country of origin.
The programme "The implementation of Assisted Voluntary Returns, including Reintegration measures” (AVRR) is co-funded at 75 percent by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union (AMIF) and at 25 percent by the Hellenic Ministry of Interior.