A loan of $2,000 helped to buy used furniture, an electricity generator and air conditioner.


Islam's story

Islam is 21 years old from Gaza.

She asked Ryada for a loan to start her own center for tutoring school children. She needs to buy used furniture, an electricity generator and air conditioner.

Islam hopes that this loan will help her build a career and improve her income.

Ryada's Startup Loan is exclusively for borrowers who are beginning new enterprises, not for existing projects. To qualify, a borrower must show a clear business plan and realistic potential for success. The borrower must also invest their own money and resources; at least 50 percent of the start up enterprise. Ryada believes strongly in the potential of these borrowers and grants them a three month grace period to help them get their business off the ground.



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