Asala - The Palestinian Businesswomen's Association
has been active providing loans to women since 1997 when it was first established under the name of the Center for Women's Economic Projects (CWEP).
In January 2001 it was registered with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior as Non-Profit NGO under the name: Palestinian Businesswomen's Association (ASALA).
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
in sustainable economic activities.
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