Rachel wrote the following stories for Pact.
All photos were taken by and are the property of Pact.
The Palestinian Investment Partners (PIP) was a grant program under the USAID|AED Expanded and Sustained Access to Financial Services (ESAF) Program. PIP issued grants to small, locally owned businesses in the West Bank and Gaza, Palestinian Territories, to procure new equipment and technology transfers. As part of its communication strategy, ESAF drafted success stories highlighting the benefits of PIP’s grants to the businesses and the Palestinian economy.
In the summer of 2010, Rachel traveled to the West Bank to interview grantees, research businesses, and photograph equipment to create some success stories, including:
- A Source of Revenue Where None Existed Before
- Delivering with Precision in a Changing Market: Ibrahim Haddad Agricultural Equipment Factory
- Strengthening Insurance Sector Capacity in a Growing Market: The First Palestinian Insurance Conference
The ESAF team took text from Rachel’s stories to create Palestinian Investment Partners: Promoting Investment for Economic Growth, a compilation of the project’s success stories. The document is available for pdf download via this website or the Microlinks website.