Get all the support you need to grow your rural enterprise

Benefit from tailored business development support, technical assistance, and export readiness training to better navigate the challenges of scaling your micro, small or medium enterprise.

Applications for the ARYAF program are now closed.

ARYAF Group of People

About the program

Empowering micro, small, and medium enterprises in rural areas across Lebanon

The ARYAF program supports MSMEs operating in food processing, local hospitality, tourism, the restaurant industry, eco-tourism, and agri-tourism within Bekaa and Mount Lebanon to increase their sales volume, implement a business continuity plan, and provide training to their staff — including youth, women, and disabled individuals.

20 MSMEs

per cycle

6-Month Support

per cycle

Up to €20K

in-kind grants and technical assistance for 10 MSMEs per cycle

Reasons to apply

Unlock your business potential with tailored financial and technical support

Financial Benefits

You can receive up to 14,000 euros in in-kind grants to grow your business.

Tailored Business Support

You will navigate the challenges of scaling your MSME with targeted business development support.

Technical Assistance

You will receive up to 6,000 euros vouchers to refine your product or service with the support of technical experts.

Networking & Mentorship

You will connect with potential partners and customers, and receive mentorship from experienced business leaders.

Scaling & Internationalization

You will get the support to succeed in global marketplaces through export readiness sessions and market access opportunities.

Investment Opportunities

You will get connected with potential investors to raise capital and achieve your business goals.

Supporting MSME sustainability through inclusivity

Eligibility criteria

ARYAF is open for rural MSMEs operating in tourism & hospitality

To be eligible for the ARYAF program’s support, applying MSMEs must meet the following selection criteria:

  • Operating in the field of food processing or other value chains downstream of agriculture such as local tourism, hospitality, and restaurants
  • Having Lebanese owners
  • Located in Baabda, Aley, Chouf, West Bekaa, or Zahle
  • Preferably women-led or employing people with disabilities
  • Officially registered with a MoF number with at least three full-time employees
  • Able to prove that the assistance provided will have a tangible impact on the business continuity and will enhance production, employment, income generation, inclusiveness, and local linkages
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Applications are open till August 4, 2023

Join the second cycle of ARYAF to get all the business support you need to grow

Applications for the ARYAF program are now closed.

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