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Amal is 40 years old from Gaza. She is married and has six children, four in school. She works in the family house sewing embroidery on clothes, shoes and bags. She asked Ryada for this loan to buy sewing machines to support her embroidery work. She hopes that this loan will help her increase her income and improve her situation which will help her move to her own house.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 64
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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 $1,500 helped Amal to buy sewing machines to support her embroidery work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 7, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2014