Sector Social Affairs
Program/Project Title Empowering Women in Fayoum Rural Areas (EWFRA)
Location Fayoum governorate–Fayoum district (El-Basunia& Zawiat El-Karadsa) – Senoris district (Abheet El-Hagar & Beahmo) – Yousef El-Seddiqe district (KahkBahari).
Duration 36 months
Start – End date 31.01.2017-31.01.2020
Budget 5 000 000 EGP
Aid Channel Italian-Egyptian Debt Swap Programme – III Phase
Type of Support Grant
Applicant/Local Counterpart Fayoum Agro Organic Development Association (FAODA)
Implementing Institution Fayoum Agro Organic Development Association (FAODA)
Description Improving rural women’s access to resources and markets allows them to lead the enhancement of the family productivity, and the sustainable benefits of the general economy.

For this, it is logical to enhance the productivity of women and empower them economically and technically in the Rural programmed policies priorities that aim to promote rural development, and induce them to work in groups as well. In addition, what justifies this priority is the importance of women’s rural production, as an engine of economic growth, and as a source of livelihood in rural areas, and poverty reduction factor.

The initiative aims to enhance the socio-economic status of rural families and women in the communities of Fayoum, Yousef el Sediqe and Senouris districts in the Governorate of Fayoum, by building the capacity of partner CDAs in rural areas and fostering poultry husbandry of the indigenous Fayoumi breed. Hence, the project plays a significant role towards the achievement of women’s economic empowerment by targeting unemployed women and girls, as beneficiaries, to upgrade their skills and provide them with micro finance actions.

Expected Results 1.      Five parent CDAs have their institutional capacity and human resources developed (Capacity building to local CDAs component)

2.      Cadre of the neighborhood have been prepared to play their active roles in the targeted villages

3.      Targeted poor families have increased their income by an average of 15%

4.      Targeted poor families that received small poultry units have contributed to the revival of the indigenous poultry breed

Target Beneficiaries –          Direct beneficiaries (500 Poor women and their families; 20 members of targeted CDAs; 20 neighborhood volunteers as a technicians of activity A.4; 500 woman provided with small poultry units)

–          Indirect beneficiaries: 2000 lady farmers from the targeted communities (will be persuaded by the project Idea and encouraging to have the Bigawi chicken)

Reference Contacts Dsassistant.cairo@esteri.it