Women Development and Micro-Scheme
Our objective: developing self-employment opportunities
Initiated in 1997, this program supports the self-employment of especially female-headed households in Palestinian refugee camps.
In Lebanon, the legal constraints on employment and owning property make it hard for Palestinian refugees to access credit and receive mortgage loans. UNICEF's Revolving Loan scheme provides start-up capital for income-generating projects and promote economic and self-reliance among Palestinian refugees.
The Revolving Loans Project benefits more than 500 Palestinian families yearly start-up capital loans. To provide additional income-generation opportunities in vulnerable economic situations, the micro-credit scheme was expanded in 2011, benefiting 35 Youth and Special Hardship Cases Families.
What do we do?