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. We are also expanding access to credit through the Access to Credit Services Initiative (ACSI), the largest microfinance program in Iraq.
Global Communities has been working in Jordan for 15 years by expanding access to credit, increasing economic opportunities and investing in community-based organizations and youth. With support from USAID and OPIC, Global Communities has established a $250 million loan guaranty facility to overcome obstacles to bank lending. At the same time, we are increasing access to credit for businesses through the Middle East Micro Credit Company, supporting youth employment and enhancing the resilience of communities to meet evolving challenges.
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, rehabilitating public schools and supporting Syrian refugees residing in Lebanon.
Global Communities is assisting conflict-affected communities in Northern Syria from our regional office in Turkey. The Northern Syria Resilience Program is working to increase food security for vulnerable displaced and host-community households.
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, improving infrastructure and community engagement, strengthening local governance 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.