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Poverty is a major challenge, particularly in rural areas, where very few major Egyptian or German companies are located. Food shortages are increasingly a problem in the cities as well – a result of rising prices for basic foods, Egypt’s dramatic population growth and alternative uses for farmland.
Possible participants include organizations for development cooperation (GTZ etc.), chambers of commerce, trade associations, trade unions, ministries (Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises) and political foundations (such as the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation).
German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Cairo
Friedrich Naumann Foundation
Nahdet Al Mahrousa Association
NGO focusing on youth work
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The Marriott Hotel provides food for the poor in Cairo, an initiative launched at the personal instigation of the company’s German general manager.
Mercedes-Benz Egypt is currently establishing a service modeled after an organization in Hamburg called “Hamburger Tafel,” which takes food donated by hotels and distributes it to the poor.