Alleviating the burden of citizens in communities most in need in the countryside and slums in urban areas.








The targeted villages most in need were divided according to the data and surveys of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) in coordination with the relevant ministries and bodies.

First phase

It includes villages having 70% of poverty rates or more: the villages most in need that require urgent interventions.

Second phase

Villages ranging from 50% to 70% of poverty rates: the poor villages that need intervention but are less difficult than the first group.

Third phase

Villages below 50% of poverty rates: fewer challenges to end poverty.


It is the national initiative endorsed by H.E President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, on January 2nd. It is a multi-faceted and integrated initiative in its features. This initiative stems from a civilized responsibility and a human dimension before anything else, as its goal is greater than just being an initiative aimed for improving the living conditions and daily life of Egyptian citizens. This initiative aims for immediate and urgent intervention to honor Egyptian citizens and keep their dignity and their rights to have a decent life. Those are the citizens who endured the challenges of the economic reform. Those citizens are the best supporters of the Egyptian state in its battle towards construction and development. Egyptian citizens are the real heroes who endured all hard circumstances and stages with all impartiality, sincerity, and patriotism.

Hence, it was necessary to move on a large scale – for the first time – and within a framework of integration and consolidation of efforts among the national state institutions, the private sector institutions, civil society, and the development partners in Egypt. This initiative seeks to provide an integrated package of services including various health, social, and living aspects; and that’s considered a huge responsibility. Then, These different entities will share the honor and obligation to provide Egyptian citizens with these services. Especially those from the community groups most in need of assistance; so that these groups can have the better life they deserve, which guarantees them a decent life.

The role of Decent Life Initiative, which is one of the most important and prominent presidential initiatives, is to consolidate all the efforts of the state, civil society, and the private sector. With the aim of addressing multidimensional poverty and providing a decent life with sustainable development for the group most in need in the governorates of Egypt. The initiative’s role includes closing the developmental gaps among centers and villages and their dependencies, investing in human development, and enhancing the value of the Egyptian personality.

This idea came up when youth volunteers participated in presenting their vision and ideas in the first conference of “Haya Karima” initiative, which was held on the margins of the 7th National Youth Conference on July 30, 2019. As a result, the institution of Decent Life was established on October 22, 2019 by youth volunteers who represent unique role models in volunteering areas.

The institution aims for humanitarian intervention to develop and honor Egyptian citizens, keep their dignity and their rights to have decent life. This happens to make a tangible change and devote all the efforts of charitable and development work.

It is worth noting that for the first time at the public work level, more than 20 ministries and agencies and 23 civil society organizations meet to implement this important project, with the help of Egyptian youth volunteering for charitable and development work through decent life institution; to be as a beacon for us in the volunteering field.

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1. Alleviating the burden of citizens in communities most in need in the countryside and slums in urban areas.

2. Comprehensive development for the neediest rural communities to eliminate multidimensional poverty in order to provide a decent and sustainable life for the citizens at the Republic level.

3. Raising social, economic and environmental level of the targeted families.

4. Providing job opportunities to support the independence of citizens and motivate them to improve the standard of living for their families and local communities.

5. Showing the local community a positive difference in their standard of living.

6. Organizing among civil society and fostering confidence in all state institutions.

7. Investing in the development of Egyptian citizens.

8. Closing the developmental gaps among centers and villages and their dependencies.

9. Reviving the values of shared responsibility among all partners to unify development interventions in centers and villages and their dependencies.

  1. Transparency in circulation of information.
  2. Strengthening social protection for the groups most in need.
  3. Commitment and pledge for each partner to carry out their roles according to the methodology of work and service standards.
  4. Supporting decentralization by delegation of authority and allowing greater flexibility and bridging the distance among decision-making levels.
  5. Integrity of providing the services to its eligible ones.
  6. Mutual trust between all partners and young volunteers for work.
  7. The balance between providing service interventions and developmental and productive interventions.


The Anba Abraam Charity is very proud to have partnered with the Haya Karima Initiative in Egypt.

All Canadian donations made to the Anba Abraam Charity are eligible for a tax receipt.

100% of donations toward Haya Karima are sent to the initiative; no administration fees are deducted by AAC.