Report: Haya Karima reduces poverty rate in Egypt’s villages by 14%



Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 02:15 GMT


Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 02:15 GMT

Haya Karima Initiative logo - FILE

Haya Karima Initiative logo - FILE

CAIRO – 1 April 2021: A recent report by the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development has revealed that the social initiative Haya Karima has contributed to reducing poverty rates in Egypt, in addition to improving basic services.

The initiative has reduced poverty rates in some villages by 14 percent, provided basic services to 50 percent of the villages, and raised efficiency of 12,000 houses.

This is part of the first phase of the initiative that aims to mitigate the negative effects of the Coronavirus on the lives of 4.5 million citzens.

Ahmed Fathy, a member of the House of Representatives for the Youth Party Coordination, confirmed that Haya Karima initiative is a new start for the Egyptian countryside towards development, and an important step for creating real development for citizens, and providing them with all basic services such as water, sanitation projects, utilities, etc.

A study by the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies has revealed how the social initiative “Haya Karima” has changed the livelihoods in the Egyptian villages.

The study said that there was 75 percent of the villages in Egypt suffer apparent shortage in some development sectors, services and facilities such as clean water networks, sanitation and gas, electricity, schools and hospitals.

The study has confirmed that “Haya Karima” has worked to improve the standard of living and provide job opportunities in small and medium enterprises for the poor in the most needy areas.

In 2020, Haya Karima was announced as a non-profit organization to implement the objectives of the initiative. A cooperation between three main ministries: Local Development, Social Solidarity and Planning, in addition to the participation of 16 civil society institutions.

The initiative has provided financial support to the most needy citizens, as well as services including medical, residential and job opportunities.



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