Membership

 Sharakeh is the umbrella under which all microfinance institutions in Palestine work.

All memberstarget impoverished and excluded women, men and youth with loan products designed to meet the needs of the poorest of the poor.  Most members of Sharakeh have outreach programs that ensure that even the remotest Palestinian villages are serviced. Members of Sharakeh cover cities, towns, villages and camps throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip.


Full Members:

Category I – MFIs - A Microfinance Institution (MFI) is an institution whose primary activity is the provision of microfinance services.
Category II – MFPs - A Microfinance Provider (MFP) is a multipurpose institution which provides microfinance services.
Full members must be direct providers of microfinance services to clients.

Benefits: By being accepted as members and paying membership dues, full members can:

  • Benefit from all training courses provided by the Network.
  • Participate in sharing statistical data and performance indicators to internal and external parties.
  • Benefit from media activities to promote members and their services.
  • Be represented by the Network on local, regional and international levels.
  • Reflections of the Networks’ advocacy and lobbying efforts with the government alparties and decision makers.
  • Reduce the cost of capacity building by participating in the Network’s activities.
  • Become eligible serve on the Network’s board of directors and participate in drawing the future strategies of the Network.
  • Create a positive professional relationships with peer organizations and enhance healthy and positive competitiveness amongst players in the field.

Associate Members:

 Category Institutions or individual who contribute to the microfinance sector.

Benefits: By being accepted as associate members and paying membership dues, associate members can:

  • Benefit from all training courses provided by the Network at low cost.
  • Participate in sharing statistical data and performance indicators to internal and external parties.
  • Benefit from media activities to promote members and their services at low cost.
  • Be represented by the Network on local, regional and international levels.
  • Reflections of the Networks’ advocacy and lobbying efforts with the governmental parties and decision makers.
  • Be represented on the Network’s General Assembly and participate in drawing the future strategies of the Network through the right to elect board of director members.
  • Create a positive professional relationships with peer organizations and enhance healthy and positive competitiveness amongst players in the field.

 

Observers Members

Category: banks and development partners.

Current Members [Present 2012]:

  1. Palestinian Business women’s Association – ASALA
  2. Palestine for Credit and Development – FATEN
  3. Palestine Development Fund – PDF
  4. Arab Center for Agricultural Development – ACAD
  5. United Nations Relief and Works Agency - UNRWA
  6. Corporative Housing Foundation – CHF
  7. Young Men Christian Association – YMCA
  8. Islamic Relief
  9. Reef Finance
  10. Woman's fund - Pecdar