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Rawiah is a 32-year-old woman, who lives with her husband and their six children in Gaza, Palestine. She is a fighter, and she is motivated to get a good future for her children. That is why she has her business – a mini market. The business is located in her home and she sells basic grocery items seven days a week. With this loan she will buy more merchandise for her store. Rawiah has done everything to get ahead with her family and with her small business.
Her husband and three of her children are in the photo.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,439,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Rawiah to buy more merchendise for a store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 30, 2009
Aug 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 30, 2010