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Ala'a is a young Palestinian women who lives in at Biet Hanoun in the Northen Gaza Strip, Ala'a is newly married and pregnant with her first child.

Ala'a and her husband own a computer repair shop where her husband fixes computers. They also sell new and used computers and rend and sell DVDs and CDs. Ala'a helps her husband by running the shop while he is out or while he is fixing the computers. She sells the CDs and DVDs. They started the business together two years ago.

Ala'a and her husband have requested $2000 USD from FATEN to buy new computers and CDs to sell.

In the photograph, Ala'a and her husband appear in the shop where they fix computers.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 69
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,012,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Wala'a buy computers and CDs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 18, 2009
Dec 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 16, 2011