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Community Development through SMEs
Development Program in Giza Governorate
CD SMEs intends to create a replicable model for development and creation of SME. The project involves 6 communities in Giza Governorate, establishing a network of 4 Business Support and Information Centers that will be providing services to start and expand local business activities.
CD SMEs Strategies
* Support small and micro enterprises
* Strengthen linkages between private, public and NGOs sectors
* Create sustainable jobs
CD SMEs Objective
Improving the performance of SMEs in Giza Governorate, strengthening CDAs to deliver business management, training, counseling and information that can enable small and micro entrepreneurs to start and improve their businesses, thereby creating sustainable jobs.
CD SMEs Target Groups & Stakeholders
* Existing small and micro enterprises
* Subsistence income generating activities with entrepreneurial potential
* Local stakeholders-public, private, NGOs
CD SMEs Approach
* Preparing local business providers- CDAs- in hosting a BDC by   strengthening their institutional capacity
* Assisting the newborn BDCs in training their staff and tutoring the start-up of their activities
*Providing further support for the consolidation and the growth of the centers, by assisting them in   providing services to existing and potential local entrepreneurs
CD SMEs Sustainability
* Increasing as much as possible the share of cost-recovery paid by entrepreneurs.
* Strengthening the synergies between the non-financial services provided by BDCs and the credit lines    provided by the CDAs and SECDA
* Encouraging CDAs in fund-raising and in improving their capability in attracting assistance from other    donors
BDCs Working Area
  • Omranya
  • Elsaff
  • Dahshour
  • Abu Ragwan
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