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Lebanon National Mesures – Microloans Subsidized loans for women entrepreneurs

Microloans: Subsidized loans for women entrepreneurs
Name of responsible organization: AEP
Starting yearMay 2021End year
Short description This product consisted of offering interest-free microloans to women entrepreneurs from different Lebanese areas, to either establish a new business or strengthen their existing one.

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)Purchase of new products, equipment, machines, raw material etc. 
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 2 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 
Call with closing dateYes

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/training
Only Financial supportYes

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 40Total economic amount 316.000.000 LBP
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