Sohag governorate locates in Upper Egypt. It is
located in the southern part of the country, 500 km far from Cairo. The
governorate covers an area of 11.000 square km. Population and economic
activities locate only locate in 14.5% of the total area. Sohag population is
estimated by 3.7 million people who are mostly rural characters.
The governorate population are being distributed in 11
administrative centers from the north to the south: Tima, Tahta, Juhayna, Al
Maragha, Sakulta, Sohag, Akhmim, Al Mansha, Girga, Al Balyana, Dar Al Salam.
Sohag is classified the twentieth among Egypt’s
governorates in which 13% of its population live in sever poverty meanwhile,
45.8% of its population live below the poverty threshold. Egypt Human
Development report 2008 also indicates that 34.5% of the governorate’s total
population need programs and projects that could alleviate their poverty and
improve their economic standards.
Sohag nearly includes 50% of the poorest villages in
Egypt. That led to the spread of unemployment and poverty in addition to many
social and health problems, high rates of illiteracy, lack of cultural, social,
environmental, health and economic awareness.
available in the Village
/ livestock farming projects
School / Preparatory School / Primary Azhari Institute / Two Pharmacies /
Horayzat Al Gharbeya
/ livestock farming / Commercial projects
Primary Schools / Preparatory School for boys and girls / Primary Azhari
Institute / Health Unit / Five Pharmacies / Medical Lab / Post Office /
Community Development Association / Agricultural Association / Sporting Club
Project duration: Two years