2009 in Review – LendforPeace.org

As 2009 is coming to a close, we are writing to update you on LendforPeace.org and the progress that we have made this year.

On behalf of our partners and borrowers: THANK YOU! We are grateful that you have chosen to join us in creating economic opportunity in the Middle East. Thanks to you and hundreds of other lenders like you, LendforPeace.org has contributed positively to the region by funding more than forty entrepreneurs since we launched less than ten months ago.

In our first ten months:

  • LendforPeace.org catalyzed more than $40,000 in loans.
  • LendforPeace.org received grants from Ashoka Youth Ventures, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Davis Projects for Peace.
  • LendforPeace.org collaborated with JStreetU to reach college students and to promote the idea that fighting poverty is a shared human goal.
  • In April, LendforPeace.org was featured on Fox Business.
  • In July, Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist.org, joined LendforPeace.org as a member of our advisory board. Craig has been an outspoken advocate for peace in the region and we are very excited to have him on board.
  • Thanks to two passionate volunteers, LendforPeace.org was featured at independent bookstore McNally Jackson in New York City just before the holiday season.

If you believe in the work that we are doing at LendforPeace.org, we encourage you to spread the word and to consider making another loan.

Thank you for being a part of the LendforPeace.org community. With your support, we hope to make 2010 even more successful than 2009!

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