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The burden of repaying refugee transportation loans is about more than money; it is about people facing tough realities.
“I worried all the time about repaying this debt. How can I further my education and get a good job and how can I support my family, how can I provide them with good food?” - read Gowah's story
“When the settlement counsellor translated the letter to her, she got up from the chair, sat down on the floor and started crying in front of him.” - read Nura's story
“Does the government of Canada expect this old refugee woman to repay the loan? How can the government that feeds us with its wheat ask for money from me?” - read Fatumo's story
“We were constantly scared that the government would deport us back if we hadn't paid the money, or they would punish us.” - read Daniet's story
“But the government knows they have nothing. That’s why the government invited them to come here. This isn’t fair.” - read one Canadian’s perspective on the transportation loans
Read End the Burden of Transportation Loans for more information.