Economic Empowerment Program

Citi Micro-entrepreneurship Awards 2019

Under the auspices of his Excellency the Minister of Social Affairs, Dr. Richard Kouyoumjian, YMCA – Lebanon, in collaboration with Citibank N.A. Lebanon and Citi Foundation, proudly celebrated the annual awards distribution ceremony at the Hilton Habtour hotel Thursday, December 19, 2019.

The awards benefitted 38 recipients who excelled in their businesses. Winner categories included artisanal crafts, trade, agriculture and agro-industry and information technology. Recipients were nominated by twelve different micro-credit institutions operating all over Lebanon.

The program is in its fourteenth year and has so far benefitted 499 entrepreneurs.

A jury selected the award winners, following field visits to the project sites, and a study of the economic return on the initial investment of the loan.