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Mervat is a 29-year-old married woman with three children. She lives in Gaza. In 2008, Mervat opened an accessories and gift shop in her town.

Mervat needs this youth loan to fill her shop with merchandise, buy a glass door, and add decorations. She aspires to be a successful manager in her business.

By improving her business step-by-step, she hopes that the shop will become well-known in the area and bring a steady stream of income for her and her family.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,639,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Mervat to fill her shop with merchandise, buy a glass door, and add decorations.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 10, 2012
May 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2013