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Sawsan started her business to help her husband pay for their household expenses. She opened her grocery store in Nablus City, Palestine, where she sells staples such as rice, noodles, sugar, tea, bread, sodas, etc. She is now 31 years old and married with one child.

The requested loan will be used to purchase more merchandise for her store. One of her main goals is that her child will have opportunities that Sawsan never had when she was young.

Additional Information

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,608,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Sawsan purchase more merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2009
Aug 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011