A total of 2,818 microfinance outlets in Egypt have been providing their services through 950 companies and associations, with a network of 1,868 branches since the end of 2020.
The number of existing outlets for Category A associations and institutions amounted to 722 outlets for 17 entities, and a network of 705 branches.
Category B outlets of associations and institutions recorded about 108 outlets for about 16 entities, with a network of 92 branches. Meanwhile, Category C associations and civil institutions outlets reached 986 outlets for about 906 entities, with a network of 80 branches.
There were about 1,002 outlets for 11 micro finance companies, and a network of 991 branches.
The report revealed that the activity had a major role in the Decent Life initiative, set up by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, with about 71,200 beneficiaries taking part in the micro-financing activity within the initiative.
The report also revealed that the total financing balances amounted to about EGP 968m, with women accounting for 48.3% of the financing.
The microfinance activity provided a total of about 122,000 job opportunities in villages for males and females.