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Samera, age 50, has worked hard throughout her life to get ahead. She owns a store in the market where she sells various kinds of clothing items. She started this business because she wanted to be able to help pay family expenses. The additional income was needed in order to help her husband to provide for their five children.

Samera is asking for a loan to buy new clothes for sale in order to be able to improve her income and expand her business.

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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 62
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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 Samera to buy new clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2009
Jan 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011