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Lebanon National Mesures – Microloans Business Loans

Microloans: Business Loans
Name of responsible organization: AEP
Starting year1984End year
Short description The AEP program had been created to assure secularism and democracy, which are the only guarantees of harmony between private and public sector. Providng microloans is the core activity of AEP since its foundation and till date. AEP is active all over the country with nine branches operating in different gorvernorates. 

What kind of activity does this measure finance?

Creation of new businessesYes
Strengthening of existing businessesYes
Specific investments – specify type (i.e. innovation, research, environmental transition, hiring, internationalization, purchase of goods)Business development, hiring, purchase of raw material or goods, rehabilitation of the field for agribusiness, investment in the business, purchase of improved equipment.
Training activitiesNo
Other (specify)n/a

What type of financing is it?

Low-interest loan (indicate the repayment time and, if present, the requirement for collateral)Yes If Yes, repayment time (years): up to 3 years If Yes, requirement for collateral: salary or property
Non-repayable grant (indicate the percentage of non-repayable fund)No If Yes, percentage of non-repayable fund:
Tax creditNo
Other (specify)No

How does the activation of the measure work?

One-stop means Providing microloans is the main activity of the organization with no closing date
Call with closing date

Financial entity of the measure (indicate the resources allocated)

Overall amount
% Facilitation for each recipient
Minimum amount that can be financedN/A
Maximum amount that can be financed20.000.000 LBP
Origin of financial resources (European, State, Regional authority, Municipal authority, other)AEP own fund 

Type of funded social structure (indicate if belonging to a specific category is required in order, to access the measure)

FemaleOver 50Unemployed (Specify any type)Disadvantaged groups (specify type)Youth (specify age range)Other (specify)
IndividualBeneficiaries are small entrepreneurs holding a small businessAny person with a physical disability is eligible 18 – 30
Company XXXXXX

Does the measure provide for accompaniment and training or only financial support?

Financial support + accompaniment/trainingYes
Only Financial support

Is the measure considered a good practice and as such replicable in other national and / or international contexts?


How many initiatives have been financed in the last 3 years and for what economic amount?

Number of initiatives 809Total economic amount 1.919.068 USD & 1.867.000.000 LBP
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