In partnership with Silatech and Al-Amal Microfinance Bank, and with the support of the Qatar National Research Fund, we evaluate the impact of a micro-lending facility on improving the economic opportunities, behavior, and livelihoods for young (18-35 years old), start-up entrepreneurs in Yemen.  Working mainly in urban areas, the project involves the establishment of a partial credit guarantee facility for young borrowers. We randomly assign access to the guarantee fund—which is to function as an encouragement to borrow—across prospective borrowers who are eligible but have insufficient collateral or no co-signatory. We will also compare borrower behavior (including default) between those who utilize the guarantee facility and those who do not.