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The microfinance portfolio in Egypt has recorded EGP 26 billion, which is under 1 percent of the country’s GDP of around EGP 4 trillion.
13.07.20 | Interesting article at Ahram Online

The microfinance portfolio in Egypt has recorded EGP 26 billion, which is under 1 percent of the country’s GDP of around EGP 4 trillion, chairman and CEO of Decode for Financial and Economic Consultations Mohamed Yousef said during a virtual panel held on Sunday to discuss developments in the microfinance industry amid the coronavirus crisis.


Yousef discussed the contribution of microfinance to Egypt’s GDP and how the sector can benefit from the potentials that have arisen from the COVID-19 crisis.


Yousef said that the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) and companies that extend microfinance services should introduce more facilities to the sector, including postponing loan instalments to mitigate financial burdens on the sector’s clients, as well as expanding in technology solutions to reach clients easier.