Egypt - Development Projects for Christians 11-424
Country/Region: Africa, Egypt, Middle East and North Africa
Christians in Egypt are very poor and suffer discrimination from their Muslim neighbours. This project provides several different kinds of development initiatives to enable Egyptian Christians to be more self-sufficient. These have included microfinance loans to assist Christians in starting up small businesses; water on tap in their homes so that the women and girls do not have to walk perilous miles to the nearest water source; electricity connections so that so that they can use fans in the sweltering heat and lights at night; health awareness courses to help them avoid disease, and furniture and equipment for a kindergarten.