Update on Viva Palestina Malaysia's micro financing projects in the West Bank and Gaza:
1. West Bank ( Hebron)
Under the Islamic Charitable Society Hebron, 4 projects were selected - hair and beauty salon, party and event planner, clothing and houseware shop, and a photography studio in old Hebron.
The first three were successful and loans repaid in full totalling USD6,500. However the photography studio failed due to loss of audio equipment as a result of " spiteful settlers" activities as the area is under Israeli occupation.
New group of beneficiaries from the project of *Empowering Poor Palestinian Families* thorough providing micro loans to enable them start or develop their micro projects, in order to increase their incomes"
1. Mr. Fasel Al Juab - Small Shop for selling electrical tools - (USD 2500) - Rafah.
2. Mr. Ali Al Zaygh - Small grocery for selling food. - (USD 2500)- Gaza.
3. Mr. Mohammed Barakah - Samll grocery for selling fruits and vegetables - (USD 2500) - Khanunness.
4. Ms. Heba Al Attar - Educational Center - (USD 2500) - Khanunness.