Since 2012, SPARK has been developing a culture of entrepreneurship in Libya because the economy is struggling to transition from an oil-revenue and public sector based economy, into one that encourages private sector growth. Today, Libya is ranked at the very bottom of the ‘ease of doing business’ index. Faced with continuous political and economic instability, youth are no longer seeking government jobs and are creating their own opportunities. We support aspiring Libyan business-owners, particularly women, with entrepreneurship training, business plan development and access to finance.
Cars+ is an online platform for trading and selling cars and spare parts. The idea had been going around Suhaib’s head for over a year. By combining his programming knowledge with the skills gained during SPARKs training, Cars+ won first prize in the business plan competition.
Opening pathways to employment
210Participated in business plan competitions
14New business created