The Small and Micro Enterprise (SME) of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services contributes to empowering poor and low-income citizens especially women by supporting them in developing micro economic projects that help them in improving their economic and living conditions and that provide real employment opportunities for them and for others.
The Small and Micro Enterprise Unit (SME) is a major member in the Arab network “Sanabel”. The unit has been awarded a certificate in transparency for its distinguished loaning program from the international organization Mix Market for three successive years.
The Small and Micro Enterprise Unit of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services was classified among the best one hundred loaning agencies at world level in 2009. This was based on the world classification carried out by Mix Market. This classification is based on about twenty indicators for measuring success. CEOSS’ loaning program ranked 74 worldwide.
The Small and Micro Enterprise Unit (SME) provides its services to citizens in poor slum and rural areas through twenty-one branches in the governorates of Cairo, Giza, Qalyoubia, Beni-Suef, Minia, and Assyut.