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Where can I apply for a loan to initiate a private project?

There are many organizations that grant micro-financing as well as small and medium loans to individual women looking to initiate a personal project.  Most organizations are national and have some branches in many parts of the country.

This is list of financial providers that have experience in lending to rural women.  Please ensure you contact them directly.

Association d'entraide professionnelle -AEP
Badaro, Street Alam, bld Ghaba, 01-382 610
Contact person: Mrs Helene Sayad , Director

The Lebanese Association for development - Al Majmoua
Hotline: 03-621616
Hamra, 01-369269
Tayouneh , old Sayda Street, farhat bld, 1st floor, 01-651784

AMEEN financing for a better world
S&S Center 4th Floor
Jisr el Basha Road
PO Box 45 -184 Hazmieh
Baabda 2020-1013 Lebanon
Tel: 961 5 959 859 Fax: 961 5 957 857
Contact person for Beirut: M. Halim EL Mawla:  70828575

Makhzoumi Foundation
John Kennedy streed , mimosa bldg, floor 1
Phone: 961-1-363498 / 361913

Association Najdeh
Tel: (+961) 1 302079 - (+961) 1 703357
Fax: (+961) 1 703358
Acc. No. 36395 Bank Beirut, Mar Elias
P.O. Box 113-6099

Al Qard Al Hassan
2nd floor, Abou Taan building, Hady Nasrallah boulevard
Haret Hreik (Baabda) Lebanon
Tel:+961 1 270370
Fax:+961 1 270370

How do I form a cooperative in Lebanon?

If you are an individual who would like to work with other women collaboratively, you can start a cooperative.

To start a cooperative, reach out to your neighbors and friends who hold the same production interests as you.  For example, if you are skilled in cooking or baking, find women who are interested in manufacturing the same products as you.

For more information and tips on how to form a cooperative, please click on the following link: