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Manal is a 30-year-old married woman with three children aged seven, four, and two years old.

Manal and her husband own a shop where they sell perfumes that they create from perfume essence. Her husband is currently managing the business since she is busy taking care of their children, but she spends some time in the shop selling to customers.

Manal and her husband recently opened this store, and it is their second branch in Ramallah city. They have a 50% share in the first branch while this second one is fully owned by the family.

They approached FATEN for a loan of $3,000 to buy more perfume oil essence to expand their business since there is high demand during the summer. This is their first loan.

Manal appears in the picture with many perfume bottles behind her.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 44
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,632,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Manal to buy more perfume oil essence to expand their business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2009
Jun 24, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2011