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Sabreen is 30 years old; she lives in Gaza with her husband and she has two children who attend kindergarten.

For the past five years, she has run her own grocery store with help from her husband who works also as a private employee; this grocery store helps them move forward and it ensures another income source for the family, especially when expenses increase.

Sabreen sells different kinds of food stuffs, like soft drinks, sugar, flour, and other kinds of supplies. She hopes that this youth loan will allow her to buy a refrigerator, electric generator, and shelves; she needs the electric generator because electricity in the Gaza area is constantly interrupted.

Sabreen is very grateful to everyone who helps her. The one who appears on the photo is her husband Mahmoud. For cultural reasons she can’t publish her photos online, so she apologizes.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 55
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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 $1,200 helped Sabreen to buy a refrigerator, electric generator, and shelves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 27, 2013
Nov 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015