Milestones

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Hemayet Lead

Lead is pleased to announce the launch of “Hemayet Lead” program for microInsurance, which is the first of its kind in Egypt, which guarantees the safety of the client and the protection of his family.


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2016
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Home Based Activities Loan

With the beginning of the new year, Lead launched the “Home Based Activities Loan”, designed specifically for men who do not qualify for the Dokani Loan.


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2016
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Women's Individual Loan

Adhering to its mission to support women, Lead launched the Women's Individual Loan program, designed specifically to support ambitious women who manage their own projects either at home or in the markets but may not have sufficient documents to qualify for the Dokani Loan.


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2015
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New Methodology

With the continuous development that Lead is seeking to provide the best services, we have developed a new methodology for the individual lending program to help both the client and the loan officer to better assess the needs and the repayment ability in order to make the appropriate financing decision.

2014
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Lead is a leader in Microfinance

Lead continues to be a leader in the Microfinance sector despite the circumstances that the country is going through and is always pleased to increase its clients and portfolio to reach:

141,299 Active clients with portfolio of L.E 137,538,825

2012
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We serve our community

With the increase in the number of clients and Lead’s aim to provide better services to it’s clients, Lead is pleased to announce the transformation of three Satellite offices to full branches to serve a larger number of clients, These branches are Toukh Branch and Shobra El-Kheima Branch in Qalyubia Governorate and El-Saff Branch in Cairo Governorate.

2011
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Expansion in New Governorate

Lead is pleased to announce the opening of two new branches with the expansion in governorates that have not served its population before. These branches are El-Wasta Branch in Beni Suef Governorate and Shebin El-Kom Branch in Monufia Governorate.

We are also pleased to announce the transformation of two Satellite office to full branches equipped to serve more clients; These branches are El-Marg Branch in Cairo Governorate and El-Badrashein Branch in Giza Governorate.

2010
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We are now number 10

Based on the data published on the Mix Market, Lead is now no. 10 in 2009 Mix Global 100 Ranking of Microfinance Institutions.
The Mix Global 100 Composite Ranking attempts to provide a composite picture of MFI performance using a series of attributes: Outreach, Efficiency, and transparency.
After 6 years of work we:

  • Offered more than 1,000,000 Loans
  • Served 504,753 Clients
  • Serve 192,105 Active clients with portfolio of 144 Million

Lead will continue its commitment towards serving its community, through improving the services to its clients as well as improving its operational and financial sustainability.
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2009
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Million Loans & More to Come

After 6 years of serving our clients, Lead is continuing its mission to provide poor and low-income entrepreneurs especially women with sustainable access to quality microfinance services that address their needs and build their capacity.

As of December 2009, lead has extended 1,088,205 loans to 443,896 different clients of which 172,691 are active as of that date.

Lead has been serving its clients through two lending programs, Group Lending and Individual Lending Program, These programs have achieved exceptional outreach and repayment rates.

2009
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New Branch for you

Lead announces the opening of its second branch in Menoufia Governorate, located in the city of Menouf.

2009
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We are in Helwan now

We are happy to announce the opening of Helwan Branch in the Governorate of Cairo… we are ready to serve you in our new branch.

2008
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Two more Branches and a new Governorate

We are starting 2008 with the opening of Ashmoun Branch, our first branch in the Governorate of Menoufia and El-Ayyat Branch in Giza Governorate.

We are glad to serve our community by expanding our branches to reach every person in it.

2008
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Lead has over 100,000 Active Clients

As at 31 December 2007, just over 4 years of lending activities, Lead reached 106,321 active clients, of which 87% are women.

Lead has been serving its clients through two lending programs, Group Lending and Individual Lending Program, These programs have achieved exceptional outreach and repayment rates.

Lead will continue to accomplish its mission to provide poor and low-income entrepreneurs especially women with sustainable access to quality microfinance services that address their needs and build their capacity.

2007
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Lead has conducted its first performance rating

Lead conducted its first performance rating by the international microfinance rating agency Planet Rating and was awarded the grade "B" for its performance in the first 3 years of its operations.

In a 3-year time, Lead has managed to become one of the largest players on the Egyptian market in terms of outreach. Both its portfolio and number of clients are increasing at a fast pace, 114% and 86% respectively. To read the report please click here.

2007