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

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

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

How young Arab entrepreneurs are powering job creation

Moving away from their historical over-reliance on the public sector, Arab youth are empowering themselves by pursuing entrepreneurship avenues and these young Arab entrepreneurs are creating employment at scale The eighth United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) calls for promoting “inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment, and decent work for all.” A new report by the

United Birba Enterprises

United Birba Enterprises (UBE) started as a trading company in 2010, trading in foam mattresses, pillows, marbles, right-hand steering vehicles, tires and lubricants. After one of its main suppliers lost his factory due to a fire, Nasser Al Habsi, the founder of UBE decided to venture into the manufacture of its own mattresses. Nasser then