Shurush: microfinance for the West Bank

Shurush: microfinance for the West Bank

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Hey, here's an update on the group doing some really good work.

Micro-credit yields macro-hope

As Kofi Annan said on February 7: "The economic plight of the Palestinians demands attention and action. Alleviating their suffering and providing economic opportunity is a humanitarian imperative and an important contribution to peace.^� Due to checkpoints, closure, and the political situation, sometimes the only way for a Palestinian tradesperson or professional to *have* a job is to start his/her own small business. By funding microcredit loans, the U.S.-based nonprofit organization The Shurush Initiative aims to ameliorate the grave economic conditions in the West Bank and Gaza. To learn more, go here.

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