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Laila, 25, is a conservative woman who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband, Ahmad, appears in this Kiva profile photo. She is married to Ahmad and is the mother of a two-year-old son.

Ahmad is a construction worker who has a good reputation among his customers. It has been a profitable line of work and but he needs more support from time to time to cover his business and family expenses.

Laila wants to help her husband in this regard, so she is applying for a 1,000 USD loan from Faten to help her husband to buy additional lumber for his work. Taking this loan will help Laila's husband as well as increase the family's income and better its living conditions.

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This loan is helping support a borrower who is 35 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
  • 67
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,012,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Laila to buy more lumber.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015