Increase Egyptians' income and employment, and improve services like healthcare, education and energy by supporting businesses that provide specific solutions to Egypt's social problems.
Egypt’s revolution is far from over, and while the newly elected government debates a variety of social issues which contributed to the uprisings, the key issues of employment and poverty are central to the stability of a participatory Egypt.
- Agriculture & Food: Clearing barriers to markets that prevent small farmers from maximizing their income.
- Economic opportunity: Providing mentorship, advisory services, and low-level equity investment for entrepreneurs to expand their businesses.
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Egypt, Libya, Tunisia: I am the Arab Spring January 24, 2012
On January 25, 2011, the people of Egypt took to the streets for a 'Day of Rage.' Thousands of young people took part in this protest and the huge movement of people calling for change across the Middle East and North Africa now known as the Arab Spring.
Egypt: Gas canister in Alexandria January 24, 2012
"The Arab Spring is the first step for real freedom and democracy in the Arab region. This tear gas canister was used during protests in my hometown Alexandria."
Egypt: I cast my ballot November 29, 2011
This week, Egyptians began voting in their freest elections in decades after ousting President Hosni Mubarak earlier this year. Sherry Mikhael, Mercy Corps' operations officer in Egypt, recounts her experience yesterday casting a ballot in the historic elections.
Egypt, Libya, West Bank and Gaza: Reasons for hope August 18, 2011
For much of July, I visited Mercy Corps' country programs in the West Bank and Gaza, Egypt and Libya. On my return, I wanted to share my thoughts on the challenges we face there and also the reasons that I came away hopeful. At the political level, things are fairly bleak.
Egypt: Joy of all ages in Cairo's Tahrir Square April 12, 2011
Feelings of joy, shared by all ages, in Cairo's Tahrir Square — but many are still feeling the uncertainty of what comes after Egypt's revolution.
Egypt: "Our work as young Egyptians has just begun" April 12, 2011
While post-revolution euphoria and optimism linger on the streets of Cairo, one particular question hangs thick: what comes after a revolution? As Egyptians celebrate new opportunities for political and economic reform, they also fear the uncertainty of what comes next.
Egypt: "A very old country with a new life" April 11, 2011
With all the excitement and newness surrounding Egypt’s January Revolution, it can be easy to forget that Egyptians have been working for change in their country for decades.
Egypt: Hanging with Egypt's tiger mom April 9, 2011
Since arriving in Cairo three weeks ago as a member of Mercy Corps' Egypt assessment team, I have had the opportunity to meet and befriend many of those who participated in Egypt’s recent revolution.
Egypt: A day with the ladies in Upper Egypt April 8, 2011
Egypt’s Sohag governorate sits approximately 475 kilometers south of bustling Cairo. The quiet region offers a stunning blend of just about everything — desert, mountains and lush greenery, all while perched on the magnificent Nile.
Egypt: High above Cairo, deep in poverty March 31, 2011
High above Tahrir Square, 33-year-old Nagla Abdad watched the January 25th Revolution unfold. She had one of the best seats in the house for the first time in her life.