A $20 Million Loan Program to Support Small and Medium-Sized Tunisian Businesses

Chargee d’Affaires, a.i. Natasha Franceschi and USAID’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Middle East Megan Doherty signed a $20 million loan program with the General Manager of Advans Tunisia, Meriem Zine, to support small and medium-sized Tunisian businesses, particularly enterprises in the country’s interior regions. Through this Development Finance Corporation DFC-USAID program, women-owned and underserved businesses will benefit from improved access to credit, reflecting our continued efforts to help critical sectors like tourism, agriculture, and transport recover from the impacts of COVID-19.