While being in lockdown, some entrepreneurs in Egypt are facing many challenges and suffering financially, while others have managed to improve their work and even make a profit.

Amany Abdelmohsen, an Egyptian entrepreneur, said that she is facing a very serious financial problem due to the lockdown.

Audio: Amany Abdelmohsen, an Egyptian entrepreneur talks about her suffering financially because of the lockdown.

 

“I did not open the nursery a long time ago. I do not earn any profits to help me to cover salaries for the workers and the teachers throughout this difficult time.”

Amany Abdelmohsen, an entrepreneur from Egypt outlines the financial issues that she faces because of the lockdown

Also, Amany clarified that one of the most devastating things that she had to face in this challenge is managing her staff members. A lot of them had to be laid off. “I did not open the nursery a long time ago. I do not earn any profits to help me to cover salaries for the workers and the teachers throughout this difficult time.” She said that she is almost broke. In addition she added that she feels responsible for helping them, she hopes this time passes soon so that she will be able to help and support her team, the way she would like to.

“I hope they can find any cure or vaccine for the Coronavirus because I do not want this situation to be the end of my dream.”

Amany Abdelmohsen, an Egyptian entrepreneur talks about the difficulties she has after Coronavirus spread

In addition, she said that she’s worried about opening her nursery again even if the lockdown restrictions have been eased in the future. She said that she will have a problem making the kids follow social distancing rules, and not let them play or touch each other. That will be very challenging and almost impossible for kids in a nursery. “I hope they can find any cure or vaccine for the Coronavirus because I do not want this situation to be the end of my dream.”

“Although the lockdown has indeed affected my project in some certain aspects, I can not deny that the lockdown also is helping me to improve my work comparing to the situation before the lockdown.”

Ahmed Elashry, an entrepreneur in Egypt explains the effects of the lockdown on his project

Ahmed Alashry, the owner of Electra Solar Company, clarified that he is working in the field of solar engineering since he was 6 years old. He said, “although the lockdown has indeed affected my project in some certain aspects, I can not deny that the lockdown also is helping me to improve my work comparing to the situation before the lockdown.”

Audio: Ahmed Alashry, the owner of Electra Solar Company talks about how the lock down contributed to improve his project.

He also added that some of his customers are facing financial difficulties currently because of the losses they had as a result of the lockdown. He said they are not able to pay fully for all the fuel and gas they need to continue working. Hence, he is trying to help them tackle this problem by offering to pay in suitable instalments for them.