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Salwa S. is a 39-year-old married woman from Gaza. She is living with her husband and five children who have all entered school.

Salwa has been working in a grocery store with her husband since 2009. She is hoping that, through this loan, she will be able to buy new refrigerators for the store in order to keep all their dairy products fresh. This will bring in new customers and will increase their income.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,415,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Salwa to buy new refrigerators for the store to keep their dairy products fresh.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2010
Mar 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011