The main target of the Local Development Fund is to finance several projects to support the households and women in increasing their incomes, Shaarawi said.

This target should help in raising the standard of living to the people in rural areas, creating jobs, and lowering the unemployment among the youths and female breadwinners in villages and the neediest areas, he added.

The projects were carried out in 13 governorates, namely: Minya, Dakahlia, Sharqiya, Kafr el Sheikh, North Sinai, Sohag, along with Beni Suef, Fayyoum, Menoufia, New Valley, Damietta, Qena, and Assuit.