Posts in Category: Lebanon

IESC Volunteer Lynda Swenson Named VEGA Volunteer of the Year 2016 

14-Dec-2016 Categories: Egypt Lebanon Volunteer Stories

On International Volunteer Day, VEGA recognized Lynda Swenson for her extensive history of volunteering—which includes over 50 volunteer assignments in the last 10 years.

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The Far-Reaching Benefits of Women’s Economic Empowerment 

02-Mar-2016 Categories: IWD2016 Lebanon

For Nour, starting a business enabled her to assert her independence, support her family, and build her confidence. But not all women have that opportunity.

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Strengthening Lebanon's Economy by Supporting Women Entrepreneurs 

07-Jul-2015 Categories: Lebanon Publications
Download Publication This case study highlights the experiences of nine Lebanese microfinance institutions who partnered with the Lebanon Investment in Microfinance Program (2009-2015) to ... read more
 

Lebanon Establishes First Microfinance Association 

17-Mar-2015 Categories: Lebanon Press Releases

BEIRUT, LEBANON – On January 12, Lebanon’s Ministry of Interior and Municipalities officially approved the creation of the nation’s first microfinance association. The new association is made up of eight microfinance institutions that will work to strengthen the microfinance sector and increase access to finance for micro and small business owners throughout Lebanon.

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The State of the Microfinance Sector in Lebanon 

25-Sep-2014 Categories: Lebanon Press Releases
The rapid growth of the Lebanese microfinance industry necessitates coordination and cooperation among its many stakeholders. On September 9, the Lebanon Investment in Microfinance (LIM) Program funded by the United States... read more
 

Lebanon Investment in MicroFinance (LIM) Program - 2014 Request for Applications 

29-Aug-2014 Categories: Lebanon
VEGA Lebanon Investment in Microfinance (LIM) Program Under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Lebanon, the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance (VEGA) is providing... read more
 

In Lebanon, A Coastal Bakery Flourishes 

06-Aug-2014 Categories: Lebanon Our Impact
Naji expanded his bakery business with a loan through the Lebanon Investment in Microfinance Program. Ever since Naji returned from Brazil to settle in Jbeil, Mount Lebanon, he has worked ... read more
 

Busy with Bees 

06-May-2014 Categories: Lebanon Our Impact
Leyla probably doesn't think of herself as being in "agribusiness," but that's the way she spends most of her working and waking hours. She's the major breadwinner in her family of five in a suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, and... read more
 

Sweet Success in Martmoura 

03-Apr-2013 Categories: Lebanon

IESC LIM program helps entrepreneurial woman create thriving bakery

With the help of IESC's LIM project one Lebanese woman is branching out and succeeding. Click on the link to read more about how this new entrepreneur turned the occassional treat into a thriving professional bakery.

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