ESAF Voices from the Field: Cultivating Young Entrepreneurs in Gaza

  • Date Posted: October 17, 2011
  • Organizations: FHI 360
  • Document Types: Case Study or Vignette
  • Donor Type: US Agency for International Development

In response to the limited job opportunities available to youth due to the recurrent economic crises in Gaza, USAID’s ESAF program launched an initiative to help equip young people with the skills to develop and implement a business idea.  This beneficiary success story highlights the experience of Mohammed Abu Lehya, a youth entrepreneur from Gaza, who participated in the program and received entrepreneurship training and a start-up grant to establish his business.