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Maha Dawaseh is a 26-year-old mother of three daughters and two sons. Her husband, Jamal, owns an electronics store where he sells new and used appliances, such as refrigerators, recorders, and microwaves. Maha's husband started the business four years ago with very little capital. The business is prospering, so Maha and her husband decided to improve the store and make a few changes.

Maha took a $1,500 loan so her husband could use it to change a few things in the store, like display equipment, wall painting, etc.

In the photograph, Jamal stands in front of the electronics that he sells, because Maha comes from a conservative background.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 64
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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 $1,500 helped Maha improve her husband's electronics store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2010
Aug 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011