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ABA Toward Self Employment Programme

ABA Toward Self Employment Programme

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ABA-SME strengthened its down market operations with a grant scheme, the Towards Self Employment Programme (TSEP). This programme aims to help unemployed poor people to start or strengthen business through a two-part conditional grant (150 EGP / 30 US$ each) funded by ABA’s Zakat Charity Committee.
ABA-SME strengthened its down market operations with a grant scheme, the Towards Self Employment Programme (TSEP). This programme aims to help unemployed poor people to start or strengthen business through a two-part conditional grant (150 EGP / 30 US$ each) funded by ABA’s Zakat Charity Committee.

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Published by: Poverty Outreach Working Group (POWG) on Sep 09, 2010
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Executive Summary .............................................................................................................i1. Context ...........................................................................................................................11.2. Local context – target area ....................................................................................... 22. Organizational Framework ...........................................................................................162.1. International Organization .....................................................................................162.2. Local organization ................................................................................................. 16Some of the other institutions in the area of activity of ABA who address the needs of very poor people are ABA’s partner NGOs. For the time being 9 charity NGOs aresending some of their beneficiaries (the ones who match the requirements and want toinitiate a small business) to ABA-SME for the TSEP. Most of them are for orphans andtheir mothers, or for extremely poor people of a specific area.......................................... 27The NGOs are interested because the aim of TSEP is to encourage poor people to takecare of them selves and graduate to Blossoms. So the NGOs can take care of more needy people................................................................................................................................. 27Charity NGOs are very common in Egypt. Almost every area has its own charityassociation. They provide food, medicines, basic vocational training, literacy classes, new clothes for the orphans on the religious celebrations… Some of these NGOs have their own community clinic where they provide medical care for free (or symbolic fare) for their members and use the money collected from other patients to cross subsidize their activities............................................................................................................................. 273. Description of “Very Poor” Target Group ....................................................................283.1. Individual and Household conditions ........................................................................................................................................283.2. Socioeconomic conditions .....................................................................................30The major vulnerability very poor beneficiaries and clients can face is illness or death of the bread winner. They rely on solidarity whether community or charity. .......................311. 4. Poverty Targeting and Assessment ............................................................................324.1. Poverty measurement practices ..............................................................................324.2. Available Poverty Data ..........................................................................................344.3. Poverty Targeting ...................................................................................................34 No use of a poverty targeting tool.....................................................................................36..........................................................................................................................................362. 5. Products and Services ................................................................................................ 375.1. Financial Products ..................................................................................................375.2. Microenterprise Development Services .................................................................385.3. Non-financial Services ...........................................................................................405.4. Design and Product Development: .......................................................................435.5. Implementation Process ........................................................................................466. Results ...........................................................................................................................476.2. Impact .................................................................................................................... 476.3. Cost Effectiveness and Sustainability ...................................................................50Bibliography .....................................................................................................................52
 
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