Feiven Case

Feiven

Age: Unknown
From: Eritrea
Other: Single
Grant Type: Destitution
 
Feiven arrived in the UK in 2010, after leaving Eritrea and crossing Africa and Europe by lorry. She made her asylum claim in Glasgow; however, because Feiven is a single woman, Home Office rules meant that she had to go to Croydon to make her claim there. Feiven had no money, so she faced delays in getting to Croydon which could have in turn complicated her asylum application.
A small grant from RST provided Feiven with the money to buy her ticket, and she was able to go to Croydon immediately and claim asylum the next day.
She was granted refugee status in less than three weeks after arriving the UK. She now lives in Glasgow and is involved in supporting other refugees.