The official elaborated that 94 percent of beneficiaries live in Upper Egypt.
More than 95 percent of the targets of the first phase of Haya Karima initiative has been accomplished in 143 villages, head of the project, Mohamed Abdel Fattah, said Wednesday.
The project – worth LE500 million – covers 1,500 villages housing 50-55 million dwellers, who compose half of the Egyptian population.
The first batch is worth LE50 million.
Egypt Today met with a number of female breadwinners who were forced to work under hard circumstances to earn a living.
U.S. and British families visited Fowa town in Kafr el-Sheikh governorate in April, where they experienced Egyptian rural life, culture and handicraft.