Micro-credit Program

In 1997 EACD  started a loan program  in Sahel Selim (Assiut). Now this is one of the main activity of the association. Through these loans many beneficiaries have effectively succeeded in raising their annual income and improving their living conditions. The Association organizes training sessions for the beneficiaries (about loans and small project management, marketing and sales, small business administration).

Some of the small businesses created by loan recipients include raising farm animals and poultry; establishing vegetable and fruit stands; starting small groceries or small sewing workshops.

All beneficiaries are thoroughly followed up by the EACD staff members. A follow-up form is made up for each project (assessing strengths, weaknesses, capital evolution, and impacts). Lastly, a final evaluation takes place with recommendations for future projects.