Indigenous employment sits at a low 48%, and while Indigenous businesses are 100 times more likely to hire Indigenous people, less than 1% of Australian businesses are Indigenous owned, despite representing 3% of the population. Through disempowerment and lack of opportunity, the Indigenous community in Australia has the highest rate of suicide of any community in the world.
Furthermore, some organisations receive a ton of funding but have failed to deliver positive long-term benefits for our community.
Barayamal is a grass-roots initiative that is 100% Indigenous owned and managed. By empowering Indigenous entrepreneurs we could help re-shape these statistics and our communities.