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Update on Ilham

Ilham is pictured next to some gas canisters she has for sale.
Ilham is a 40-year-old woman. She is married and a mother to three sons and three daughters. Her husband and her elder daughter are workers who are getting low salaries, which are not enough to cover the family's needs.
For the past five years, Ilham has been selling gas canisters to customers, which has been a profitable undertaking especially since it is the only business in her area which sells gas canisters. She has many loyal customers and has a good reputation among them, but her project also needs more support from time to time to cover the costs.
Ilham is requesting a 3,000 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the costs of purchasing more gas canisters for sale. This will increase sales and improve the family's income.

Previous Loan Details

Ilham is a 39-year-old married mother of three sons and three daughters; her husband and one of her daughters are workers with decent salaries. Ilham, who sells gas canisters to earn income, wants to improve her business and income by purchasing more canisters for sale. She is therefore requesti... More from Ilham's previous loan »

Additional Information


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Concurrent and Successive Loans

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 51
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,628,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Ilham to purchase more gas canisters for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015