Al Tadamun at a Glance

Al Tadamun Microfinance Foundation started in 1996 as a Group Guaranteed Lending and Saving pilot project developed by the Egyptian field office of Save the Children USA, in partnership with the Women’s Health Improvement Association (WHIA), which is a local NGO. The project was designed to meet the need of underprivileged Egyptian women micro-entrepreneur for a source of finance to set up, sustain and expand projects, thus generating more income for their families.   


In July 2003, Al Tadamun became a fully independent program running under the legal structure of WHIA.


In March 2009, Al Tadamun became an independent foundation under the legal umbrella of the Ministry of Social Solidarity, under number 573 in March, 22, 2009 in accordance with the provisions of Law No. 84 of 2002 and its implementing regulations. In January 2015, Al Tadamun became under the supervision of the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority in accordance with the new microfinance law no. 141 of 2014.


Al Tadamun has to-date more than 20 branches in Greater Cairo. Since its inception, the foundation has served almost 250 thousand clients and more than L.E 965 million disbursed loans.

Our Vision

Become a pioneer, independent microfinance institution.

Our Mission

To increase the income of women micro-entrepreneurs in the poor neighborhoods of Greater Cairo, at a first stage and of Egypt at a later stage, and to improve their quality of life through providing access to sustainable and diversified financial services that suit their needs.  

Our Goals

  • Increase outreach to achieve a higher market share and deeper penetration.
  • Maintain a competitive edge in the market through continuous improvement of our customer service.
  • Develop Institutional capacity to continue delivering high quality services in a sustainable and efficient manner.

 Our Clients

Clients are Al Tadamun’s family; their trust in Al Tadamun has made the foundation what it is today. Most of Al Tadamun clients are located in the urban areas of Greater Cairo. 80% are in the trade sector, 12% in the service sector and 8% in the production sector. 

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