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Kifah is a 34-year-old woman. She and her husband, Sulaiman, have four children - three girls: Bashayer who is eight years old, Dima who is six years old, Nada who is four years old; and one boy Ghandy who is one and a half years old.

Kifah and Sulaiman noticed that there was high demand for natural herbs medicine and started a business selling these products a few months ago. The idea for the business came from Kifah, who has good experience in this area and wanted to help her husband to improve the family income. Many people prefer natural herbs over ordinary medicine since they have no side effects. Also, they are cheaper, especially since the GAZA strip is under siege and modern medicine is very expensive. So, Kifah thought of creating this micro business.

The business is primarily managed by Kifah since her husband is employed elsewhere, but he helps her after finishing his work. They asked FATEN for this loan in order to meet the high demand and buy new herbs and oil. They also want to upgrade the store decoration.

(In the picture, Kifah appears in her shop with her husband.)

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 36
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,648,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Kifah raw Materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011