Middle East


With funding from Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Global Communities has established a $250 million loan guaranty facility to support and facilitate bank lending to enterprises in Egypt.


Global Communities has been operating in Iraq since 2003, implementing community-based development and infrastructure programs. Through these programs, Global Communities has fostered community-led development and reconstruction revitalizing physical and social infrastructure. Global Communities continues to support communities by strengthening local governments to be more responsive to citizens' needs. Global Communities is also expanding access to affordable credit through the Access to Credit Services Initiative (ACSI), the largest microfinance program in Iraq.


Global Communities has been helping the people of Jordan for 15 years by expanding access to credit, increasing economic opportunities and investing in community-based organizations and youth. With funding from USAID and backing from OPIC, Global Communities has established a $250 million loan guaranty facility to overcome obstacles to bank lending. At the same time, Global Communities is providing increases access to get for businesses through the Middle East Micro Credit Company and has partnered with the Caterpillar Foundation to support youth employment.


Global Communities has been working in Lebanon since 1997, implementing community-driven programs that address a broad range of social issues from agricultural development to education and the environment. Global Communities' current programs focus on improving access to credit, generating employment opportunities for youth and supporting Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon.

West Bank & Gaza

Global Communities has been working in the West Bank and Gaza since 1995. Global Communities' programs promote stability through economic opportunity by increasing access to credit, strengthening local governance, educating homeowners and providing humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable populations.


Global Communities is working in Yemen to provide emergency assistance to vulnerable, conflict-affected populations to reduce increasing rates of malnutrition and increase household food security and working with youth to create new employment opportunities.