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About Us

We believe micro-lending promotes economic opportunity and political
stability in the Middle East.

LendforPeace is a 501(c)3 that aims to maximize the impact of microfinance in the Palestinian Territories.

At LendforPeace, you can lend directly to micro-entrepreneurs in the Palestinian Terroritories, helping to create economic and political stability in the region. With help from our friends at Kiva.org, you can be sure your capital will be delivered to the entrepreneur of your choice, along with the training and guidance to get them off the ground.

The process is simple. Browse profiles of entrepreneurs. Lend directly to their growing business. And sit back and watch your money change lives. Learn more

Why Microfinance?

The economic condition in Palestine inhibits the viability of lasting peace with Israel.

Microfinance is the practice of providing small loans to poor entrepreneurs who are typically trying to start, sustain or expand a small or micro-business. In the Palestinian Territories more than 50% of the population lives below the poverty line. Despite a highly educated and entrepreneurial labor force, where 90% of businesses are micro-enterprises, it is estimated that less than 20% of Palestinians are eligible to secure traditional forms of credit.

The existing reality deprives the majority of Palestinians the right to meet their most everyday needs, let alone the right to build sustainable and empowering households and communities. We believe this sort of poverty and economic inequality inhibits the viability of sustainable peace.We believe each loan made pays both material and symbolic dividends, dividends that are central to promoting opportunity, stability, and peace in a place that has seen very little of all three.

How it Works

With only $25 you can help fund a new or
growing small business.

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Browse profiles of entrepreneurs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

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Sit back and watch your money change lives

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Meet the Team

Founded by two Palestinians and two Jews

andrew david allam

Andrew Dudum

Co-Founder

Andrew manages product development at TokBox, Inc., the web's premier live video platform funded by Sequoia Capital and Bain Capital Ventures. Prior to joining TokBox, Andrew focused his efforts on U.S. and Middle Eastern relations. As a Palestinian Christian, he immersed himself in programs promoting ethnic diversity and cultural development sponsored by Brown University, the Jesuit American Association and Interfaith Dialogue Organizations which inspired his co-founding LendforPeace.

Andrew graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics and a concentration in Management with an emphasis on new product development and venture capital.

David Fraga

Co-Founder

In addition to serving as a co-founder at LendforPeace.org, David is also the Director of Corporate Development at Shutterstock, the world's largest subscription-based stock photography agency. Prior to joining Shutterstock, David was an Analyst at Insight Venture Partners, a leading venture capital and private equity firm that focuses exclusively on software and Internet businesses. He has also worked in marketing and partner relationship management for clients such as DreamWorks SKG, Warner Brothers Studios and Cartoon Network's 'Adult Swim.' The product of a Cuban Jewish family, David graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a double major in Economics and Political Science and a minor in Hispanic Studies.

Allam Taj

Co-Founder

Prior to co-founding LendforPeace.org, Al worked as an Financial Analyst at Johnson and Johnson and at Legg Mason. A Palestinian Muslim, Allam was born in Dubai and grew up in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated summa cum laude from Temple University and magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also completed Level III of the CFA charter. Allam is currently working in New York as an attorney in private practice.

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