Project Name: Kiva Arab Youth
Inception date: March 2012
Current status: Active
Expected outcomes: Approximately 1,700 youth enterprises supported, $2 million of funding mobilized over 12 months.
Partner(s): Kiva, 9 microfinance institutions in MENA
Countries covered: Yemen, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq
Description: Peer-to-peer lending channel on Kiva.org to support young Arab entrepreneurs
Project Name: Technical Assistance to Ibdaa Microfinance
Inception date: June 2013
Current status: Under development
Expected outcomes: 1500 young entrepreneurs provided with integrated support services
Partner(s): Ibdaa, Arab Open University
Countries covered: Lebanon
Description: Silatech is supporting the development of an integrated, comprehensive entrepreneur support system (awareness, curriculum, training, access to finance, etc.) at Arab Open University.