• Microenterprise

    Innovations in Finance

    24-year-old Moroccan shopkeeper Hicham Bouchtat dreamed of expanding his babouche (traditional Moroccan slippers) shop, but financing it was always out of reach. After taking a loan through the Silatech-supported "Boudour" youth loan program, Hicham has expanded his shop and continues to grow his business.

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  • Microenterprise

    Saving for the Future

    Afrah Ali Tilha has opened her first savings account, thanks to a Silatech partnership with Yemen’s Al Amal Microfinance Bank. According to Afrah, “I never thought a bank would welcome someone like me who’s not rich. But now I have a savings account and I can see my money grow.”

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  • Employability

    Skills for Life

    24-year-old Mohammed Nabti beams with pride at his new job. Mohammed completed a groundbreaking two-year program which teaches young people many of the fundamental skills they need to get a job—everything from resolving conflicts and how to interview for a job, to managing emotions and making a positive first impression.

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  • Employability

    A Click Away

    “Ta3mal” is the region’s first all-in-one youth employability portal, with a wealth of resources for young job seekers or aspiring entrepreneurs. Career guidance, online courses and language training, job search and matching, business plan and financing advice—it’s all just a click away!

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  • SME Development

    Developing Entrepreneurs

    Bahaa Ahmed of social media analytics startup Crowd Analyzer pitches to judges and investors at Silatech’s first annual Arab Mobile App Challenge Competition. Over 150 teams from throughout the region took part for a chance at prizes, investment and recognition.

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  • SME Development

    Sustainable Jobs

    Partnerships with socially conscious fund managers like TunInvest allow Silatech to invest in sustainable, high quality jobs. With funding from TunInvest, the Clinique Internationale Hannibale (CIH) has created around 400 jobs, provides a model for paramedical employment, and offers health services for the region.

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Latest News

22 June 2014

This UNDP-led program will provide 8,000 Yemeni youth with public works jobs, skills and entrepreneurship training, career guidance and job placement.

12 June 2014

Silatech, Shaqodoon, ARC Support employment, entrepreneurship centers in the Somali cities of Hargeisa, Bosasso, and Mogadishu.

11 June 2014

Launched by Kaah Express, Silatech and the American Refugee Committee, Kaah Islamic Microfinance Services will provide financing for entrepreneurs, focusing on low-income youth and women.

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