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Ala is a young woman from Jenin. Her husband, who appears in the picture here as she is a conservative woman, is working in transportation. He rented a cargo car and works transporting goods, crops, and all kinds of items to stores around the city and neighboring villages.

Ala wanted to help her husband in purchasing a car so that he can stop paying a chunk of his income to the rental agency. Ala took out a loan from FATEN for this purpose to add it to the amount her husband has been able to save.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 52
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,485,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Ala to purchase a cargo car for her husband to work in transporting goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2011
Apr 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 21, 2012