Through the tremendous support I have received from Microfund for Women, I managed to market my clay business and reach more customers.

Dalia Riadi

  • > 136,000 active borrowers
  • > 96% of active borrowers are women
  • Total amount of loans disbursed is > 661,575,358
  • Repayment rate is > 98%
  • > 1,000,000 loans
  • > 31 international and local awards
  • > 63 branches
  • > 700 employees
  • > 68% of employees are women


To escape the tightening grip of poverty and secure a decent income that would cover her basic needs, Waad opened a beauty parlor that allowed her to work, earn more money, and be independent.

The 27-year-old Waad said that after getting the loan from Microfund for Women, she felt as if the doors of opportunities are opening; this is when she turned her dream of owning a beauty parlor came to life.

She called on all women, regardless of age, social status, and educational level, to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams to turn them into reality to better their living situation and their families.