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

Why Iraq makes a compelling case for Impact Investments

In December 2017, Iraq confirmed it had defeated the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group, three years after the jihadi group swept through the country, seizing some of its largest cities and wreaking havoc on the local population. Now, authorities estimate Iraq needs nearly US$90 billion to restore the country that has been

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

Nomou Impact Report 2017

Nomou 2017 Impact Report

Download the Full Report It is our privilege to share with you the Nomou 2017 Impact Report. The Nomou Programme is a regional initiative in MENA which was co-created by GroFin and Shell Foundation. As a result of the collaborative efforts of its investors, partners and clients, we are proud that the Nomou programme is

GroFin Client - AL-BADEA - Iraq

From Wars to Water – Iraq’s Al-Badea shows the way

A long history of unstable rule, border disputes, and religious strife has created continuous conflict in Iraq. With wars conducted from the beginning of the 20th century to the present, Iraq has become a developing country whose people suffer decreased access to clean water, and heightened severity of disease outbreak. Poor water quality persists throughout

GroFin Jordan Client - Arabella for Aluminium

As Jordanian SMEs grow, Syrian refugee livelihoods bloom

Jordan has witnessed a significant refugee influx over the last seven years. This has placed a huge strain on economic infrastructure, service delivery and employment avenues alike. Representing a population of nearly 1.3 million, the vast majority of Syrians who fled to Jordan since war broke out in their country in 2011 live outside official

Nomou Jordan Fund offers Islamic Financing to SMEs

The Nomou Jordan Fund has been offering Islamic Financing facilities since 2015 to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to meet the specific needs of Jordanian entrepreneurs for such Sharia-compliant products. Understanding the importance of this interest free and fixed repayment product to SMEs in the MENA region, fund manager GroFin has obtained the requisite Shariah-Fatwa

GroFin Guide for Entrepreneurs

The GroFin guide for entrepreneurs: Working Capital Management

To talk of financial management and not touch upon working capital management is not possible. This GroFin business support guide provides an overview on working capital management to help entrepreneurs understand the importance of working capital for building a sound financial future for the organisation.