SME: Small & Micro Enterprises Project

ABA is an active player in socioeconomic development. We pioneered and grew one of the most successful micro-finance projects. ABA is considered one of the leading NGOs in the field of promoting small and micro enterprises. It started a comprehensive credit program for this national purpose in January 1990 “The Small and Micro Enterprises Development Project-SME”.

This project is considered one of the world's best practices in Micro Finance. This is due to the diversification of different credit programs and the innovative use of tools to achieve its objectives. SME project has its independent management with an autonomous nature overseen through ABA Board and its own executive committee.The project is now covering 10 Governorates through 83 branch offices and employing more than 2,351 staff members (38% Women). The active portfolio exceeds 2.3Billion EGP with 0.63 % Risk Indicator. It offers a wide range of financial and non-financial services to our beneficiaries, and also consulting services to other MFIs, as well as being an IT house specialized for Microfinance tracking system with its patented “Loan Tracker Software”.


To further our endeavor in advancing human capital in Alexandria, we established in 2016 the Vocational Technical and Employment Center (VTEC)Which provide top-quality vocational training and workforce support, and facilitate partnerships that grow communities and businesses, and act as a model for excellence in workforce development.
To be the leading vocational training provider in the Middle East to provide the market’s need of professional skills for technicians in order to bridge the mismatch between the demand and supply of qualified labor and create a better future for youth
VTEC is a market- responsive vocational training provider, offering promising careers to youth, thereby expanding their horizon and satisfying the needs of industry and business community.
Core Values:

VTEC promotes professional and ethical values for its staff and trainees
VTEC mobilizes and harness the collective power of business communities through its corporate social responsibility
VTEC is a self learning, self- developing organization striving to achieve international excellence standards



As for top management and executives level skills development. Our Middle East Development Center (MEDC) was established in 2007, as a stand-alone executive and management training center building strategic alliances with various advanced education and training partners to deliver top quality training and support and develop the human resources and the organizational abilities through offering integrated groups of training courses, diplomas, and tailored training courses .

MEDC conducts workshops; sessions and personalized B2B meetings.

It contains 6 different rooms/halls (Well equipped with; AC, Flip Chart, and Projector)
Website: MEDC


AAMAL Foundation for Community Development

Aamal foundation is an Egyptian NGO registered in 2017 at the Ministry of Solidarity under the No. 3924.

Alexandria Business Association, one of the leading business NGOs in Egypt is the founder of  Aamal which acts as the Social Performance arm of ABA.
Aamal actively supports the global importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)  that are the UN's blueprint for a more sustainable future for all. Aamal's adoption of the SDGs, enhances the impact its work will make to their delivery and the wider role that Aamal has to play in their implementation. And to promote the culture of sustainability and the meaning of SDGs among our partners.​​
Aamal implements relevant projects that support 5 main sustainable development goals aligned with our scope of work:
Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Aamal is currently managing the only one of its kind project in Alexandria for the homeless senior citizens' beneficiaries, This shelter offers care & rehabilitation in addition to team capacity building besides infrastructure & accessibility activities.
Aamal Also leads an innovative route in the senior citizens' interventions in Alexandria in cooperation with the Ministry of Health & the Ministry of Solidarity.
On the other hand, Early childhood is the other focal point of Aamal in partnership with UNICEF to raise the capacity of nurseries and children daycare centers in Alexandria.

Aamal also partners with corporates, NGOs, institutes, universities and rotary clubs of interest to develop the community based on needs assessments.