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Dalal is a young Palestinian woman who is married with four children. Her business is the main source of income for the family since her husband was a daily worker in Israel, but when Israel build the separation wall, he became unable to enter. So, currently he helps his wife to manage the shop.

Dalal sells home equipment like glasses, pans, cups and kitchenware. In addition, she sells clothes since there is a high demand for clothes during the coming months: Eid al Fitr (a Muslim holiday), Eid Al Adha (a Muslim holiday), Christmas and back to school season.

Dalal requested a 3,000 USD loan from FATEN to expand her shop in order to have a better income for the family since her husband no longer works. Dalal Appear at her shop in the photo.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,408,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Dalal to purchase new products for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2009
Oct 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011