BRAVO – Building Rural Assets with Valuable Opportunities Project financed by Italian Debt for Development Swap aimed at poverty reduction for small producers, women excluded from labor, and unemployed youth, by tackling the challenges hindering the full development of Fayoum governorate in its three main economic sectors (tourism, handicraft and agriculture).  The proposed strategy was based on the enhancement of the available assets, and the creation of new opportunities, both on the market of goods and labor. The project played a significant role towards the achievement of women’s economic empowerment by targeting unemployed women and girls, as beneficiaries of skills development and micro finance actions, to play the actors’ role in services and facilities establishment.