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Lubna is 19 years old and comes from Ramallah. In 2011, Lubna opened an accessories shop in her village, the largest in the Ramallah municipality. Lubna needs to fill her shop with merchandise and add new types of products like shoes. She is studying at college and aspires to be a successful manager in her business. Her goals for the business are to become well-known and eventually open another branch in the city. She is trying her best to be independent financially, and she hopes to increase her income to be able to achieve her goals and support her family.

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This loan is helping support a borrower who is 30 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,944,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Lubna to fill her shop with merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2012
May 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014