GroFin Egypt Client - El Nour

El Nour – Golden opportunity through waste paper recycling in Egypt

Consider the environment before you print. This request has become so ubiquitous in every day communication that it is easy to assume the world must be using much less paper. According to a report by global consultancy McKinsey, demand for graphic paper used writing and printing has indeed weakened substantially in North America and Europe

GroFin Iraq Client - Iraqi Cinema

Sama Aliraq – Bringing much needed cinema entertainment to Iraqis

For a very long time Baghdad did not have much of a movie theatre scene. Cinemas that used to be packed with movie enthusiasts were empty as the country experienced crisis upon crisis. This did not mean that Baghdadis were not keen movie goers. The country’s first movie projection took place in 1909 and as

Noor El Qamar - GroFin Iraq Client

Noor El Qamar – Father and son team up to manufacture thermostone blocks locally in Iraq

In a fortunate turn of events, Iraq declared victory over the Islamic State in December, but the country’s economic challenges are far from over. A nation that has been torn apart by successive wars and plagued by security issues, Iraq is now seeking USD100 billion in foreign investment as part of a plan to rebuild

GroFin Client - Al-Menber (Syrian refugee children in Jordan)

Al-Menber School – Touching the lives of Syrian refugee children in Jordan

As many as 226,000 out of 660,000 (almost a third) of Syrians refugees registered with the United Nations refugee agency in Jordan are school-aged children between 5-17 years old. Since the outbreak of conflict in Syria in 2011, the influx of Syrian refugee children in Jordan has spurred the Education Ministry to take several steps

AMTS

AMTS: Reaching new thresholds of technical excellence with GroFin’s support

The multiple crises and ongoing state of instability and security issues in Iraq have had a greatly adverse effect on the wellbeing and education of children in Iraq. Current statistics from UNICEF show that only 49% of children go on to attend secondary school.[1] Fortunately for him, Ali Agha Jaffar grew up in a different

Firm Foundation Ghana

Impact Investing & Education – Learning to make a difference in Africa

Africa’s education story is waiting to be written, but whether it will be written by Africa’s children is a pressing question that haunts the emerging continent. Consider this – Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) still has 30 million children out of school, and tertiary education is suffering from severe capacity constraints. SSA is also the worst-performing region globally for educational

Five Builders: Harnessing the power of the youth to build the pyramids of tomorrow

Demographic pressures mean that the Egyptian labor market is increasingly unable to cope with the number of new job seekers. The size of the youth population (aged 15 to 29) has increased from 13.3 million in 1988 to 17.4 million in 1998 and 22.2 million in 2006. The labour market is threatening to reach boiling

Retaj is growing and helping Syrian refugees in the process

Entrepreneur Abdallah Nofal began his business in 2006 as a wholesale supply business trading in food items, particularly vegetable oil and other food oils. His 30-years’ experience in the wholesale industry enabled him to quickly build the enterprise to the point where he purchased land and began bottling his own vegetable oil in a manufacturing facility

Oman’s Five Ocean Fisheries makes local impact while exporting 70-80% of catch

From the moment a fish is caught to when it is served on a plate, a complex value-chain takes place, creating employment for a significant amount of semi-skilled workers and driving local industry. In countries like Oman, fish are caught by local fisherman and transported to fish processing facilities, where they are washed and prepared