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The Palestinian Businesswomen’s Association – Asala, was founded in 1997 and registered as a non-profit organization under the current name in 2001. Until 2014, Asala provided both small loans, totalling more than USD 35 million, and non-financial services to female micro-entrepreneurs. Following a change in legislation, Asala has established itself as two separate institutions since then, whereby “Asala for Credit and Development” (Company) delivers financial services and “The Palestinian Businesswomen’s Association – Asala” (NGO) continues to provide comprehensive and needs-based services to marginalized women in the areas of Capacity Building, Access to Markets, and Advocacy and Lobbying.

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December 2015

ASALA signs an agreement

Since The Palestinian Businesswomen Organization ASALA has been working for women economic and social empowerment, and assisting  women living in poverty to improve their lives and social positions by enabling and encouraging their successful participation [...]

Call for Proposals: Good practices in advocacy and policy dialogue to promote the role of women

Asala is searching for civil society organizations working in the promotion of the role of women in society in Europe and in the Mediterranean wishing to share their experience in their advocacy actions with other [...]

December 2010

Under the Patronage of HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal (Asala) Join the Regional Rural Women’s Bazaar

The Palestinian Businesswomen's Association (Asala) took part in the Regional Rural Women's Bazaar in Jordan. The bazaar, which was held under the Patronage of HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal, was organized by Oxfam Québec. Jordanian, [...]

November 2010

Sanabel chosen 2010 Microfinance Network of the Year by SEEP for Excellent Microfinance Activities

Sanabel - The Microfinance Network of Arab Countries was awarded the "Network of the Year Award" by the Small Enterprise Education and Promotion (SEEP) Network during its Annual Conference held in the United States of [...]

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