International Christian Concern Helps Egyptian Christians Launch Businesses Amid Coronavirus Unemployment Struggles

A woman from Egypt sewing as part of her business. Her business was possible due to microloans from The International Christian Concern’s Hope House program. | International Christian Concern

A United States-based Christian charity has provided microloans to help Christian families in Egypt launch businesses or bolster their already existing ones as the combination of religious persecution and COVID-19 has reportedly led to an 80% unemployment rate among Christians in Upper Egypt.

International Christian Concern, a non-profit that runs several initiatives to assist persecuted Christians worldwide, developed the microloan program that is benefiting the lives of 52 Christians in Egypt through 13 different loans as part of its Hope House Program.