Al-Mostaqilla for Technology & Industrial Investment

Originally from Palestine, Walid Al-Tarifi, is passionate about technology. Driven by this passion, Walid travelled to Germany, France, and Italy to acquire knowledge on optical discs and the industry. In 1996, he established his first factory, Al-Mostaqilla for Technology & Industrial Investment with the support of his brothers. Due to the political situation in Palestine,

My School

Al-Bassam International Enterprise trading as My School It can be difficult to find a partner to support and finance the entrepreneurial dream of a start-up. Nabil Al Raisi and his wife Samia vowed to make My School an even better and bigger learning place when they saw their school’s classrooms over populated after only a

Participation in World Bank’s forum on “Competition and Innovation for Greater Financial Inclusion” in Zambia

The Bank of Zambia in conjunction with the World Bank Regional office for Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe held an annual forum themed on “Competition and Innovation for Greater Financial Inclusion” on the 18th June 2015. The audience consisting of Zambian major market players was presented with best practices and innovations in the financial services industry. Chibamba

Press Release Wednesday 10 June 2015

For Immediate Release   NOMOU — CATALYSING THE EGYPTIAN SME SECTOR AS AN ENGINE FOR JOB CREATION   On Tuesday British Ambassador John Casson inaugurated the Nomou Programme in Egypt – a regional partnership between GroFin, Shell Foundation and the UK government to catalyse the SME sector and support sustainable job creation. Over 3,500 sustainable

Nomou – a collaboration to support the SME sector in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt—today, 9 June 2015 will mark the official launch of the Nomou Programme in Egypt – part of a regional initiative to catalyse the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector to support sustainable job creation. The Nomou initiative was co-created by GroFin, a pioneering SME development finance organisation and Shell Foundation, an independent charity.

The Egyptian Nexus

“Perched astride two continents, sandwiched between two seas, and watered by a river that feeds ten countries, Egypt is a nation destined to have extensive contact with the outside world.” Nabil Fahmy, the former Egyptian ambassador to the USA, spoke these words at the turn of the century and they couldn’t be more true today.

GroFin Zambia participates in the FSDP II

On 2nd June 2015, GroFin Zambia participated in the Self-Assessment and Review of the Financial Sector Development Plan II, 2010-2015.  The FSDP II Secretariat, which has was quartered at the Bank of Zambia, has been involved in ensuring greater financial inclusion for all in Zambia as well as developing various regulatory frameworks across the three financial service