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ESAF Voices from the Field: A Source of Revenue Where None Existed Before

Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Thursday, November 25, 2010

This success story discusses the Sami Al-Amr Company's partnership with the USAID-funded Expanded and Sustained Access to Financial Services Program’s Palestinian Investment Partners (ESAF/PIP), which in July 2010 granted the company investment funds to assist with revenue and productivity difficiences. Before July 2010, Sami Al-Amr Company for General Trade could only produce two colors of thread: black and white. Today, the Al-Amr Company operates using new, higher capacity thread machines capable of producing thread in any color at a volume of 16 cartons (320 kilograms) per day, eight times the rate of the old machine.