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PoBox 1065 Al Ataba Cairo 8/10 Mathaf El-Manial Street
Tel: +2023644324, 5118677
Fax: +2023636345
General Description
In the mid-1980s, a group of development professionals launched a pioneer micro-finance project in the community of traditional Cairene garbage collectors, Zaballeen. The project was the first of its kind in Egypt and was lauded for making credit accessible to a marginalized community that otherwise had no access to financial services.
During the course of the project, the project organizers recognized a unique opportunity to replicate the project’s success in additional low-income areas of Cairo. They networked with other development professionals and together identified a target group that was particularly vulnerable: low-income women of female-headed households.
In 1987, these twenty men and women officially created the Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women (ADEW). The Association registered with the Ministry of Social Affairs as a private, voluntary, non-governmental organization, and the first ADEW office opened in the low-income area of Manshiet Nasser.
Established in 1987
Constitutional Framework
Registered under no 3528 in 1987
Mode of Election
ADEW is directed by a seven-member Board of Directors, all of whom are volunteers elected by a General Assembly of 34 founding members. Board meetings are held on a monthly basis, and the approval of a majority of the Board is required for all major policy decisions. The Chairperson of ADEW is also elected by the Board.
The General Assembly supervises the activities of the Board, and the Ministry of Social Affairs monitors the organization as a whole. The Ministry reviews ADEW’s accounts and conducts regular audits...
(last updated: 28-October-2002)

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