Original Geographical Outreach: El-Edwa and Maghagha Districts


Based on consultations with Minya Governorate and Ministry of Local Development officials, El-Edwa and Maghagha districts were chosen as the prime project locations. While in Edwa 4 mother villages are targeted (namely Beni Amer, Sheikh Masoud, Atf Hader and Safaneya), in Maghagha the project works on the mother villages of Portobat, Tanbady and Shimm. These seven mother villages combined have a population of around 250,000 villagers, are all counted under the 100 poorest villages of Egypt and have rarely received any developmental attention.