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Shirine is a young woman from Rafah city in Gaza Refugee camp, Shirine is a mother of two sons. Shirine's husband is a skilled worker who repairs vehicle engines. Gaza has been suffering often from electricity blackouts due to the situation they live in for the last couple of years. Shirine's husband needs a generator to keep the machines working in case of electricity blackouts.

Shirine is a conservative woman. Therefore, her husband appears in the picture in his workshop.

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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 $2,500 helped Shirine to purchase an electricity generator to run the machines used in the workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 23, 2013