Businesses birthed through our program are diverse and flourishing.

Creativity blooms even in — maybe especially in — broken places. TOLI entrepreneurs know what their communities need, what resources are missing and what goods would help the lives of their neighbors. Enterprises launched through our microloans don't just supply needed income for a family, they improve the quality of life for the whole community.


Current and past businesses include:

  • Butcher
  • Chicken farming
  • Animal feed store
  • Molasses store
  • Cattle breeding
  • Fruit stand
  • Clothing store
  • Pig farming
  • Gas station
  • Seamstress/tailoring
  • Grains wholesale shop
  • Dairy cows
  • Student bookstore
  • General store
  • Frozen foods
  • Custom embroidery
  • Cake bakery
  • Hair salon
  • Onion farming
  • Building supplies store
  • Glass and framing store
  • Steam ironing service
  • Goat farming
  • Fertilizer business
  • Duck breeding
  • Camel breeding and sales
  • General merchandise store
  • Ping pong table rental
  • New clothing boutique
  • Catfish sales
  • Candy cart sales
  • Livestock feed sales
  • Cotton candy stand
  • Shoe store
  • Beauty products shop
  • Cell phone repair shop

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Success Stories

Ibrahim Samuel Soloman, a father of 10, used a microloan to invest in raising a young camel. In the years that followed, Ibrahim became so successful at raising camels, he now is one of the most successful camel farmers in Egypt.

Hanan William used a microloan to build the inventory in her small shop. She increased her profit and now lives in her own home.