by HANNAH NORMAN
This article was published Al Jazeera on Dec. 27, 2014 . Read it HERE.
Morocco – Ali Aaouine had no job but one big dream; to start a rental car company in this town near the historic city of Fez.
In 2011, the 30-year-old joined a US-supported government programme called Moukawalati or “My Small Business”. This initiative was designed to help young Moroccans write business plans and get low interest loans.
Despite completing the programme and receiving a certificate, Aaouine couldn’t get a loan because of a lack of credit and assets.