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Muna
Muna is 38 years old; she lives in a small house in Gaza with her husband and six children. Four of them attend the public primary school and two of them are still in kindergarten.

For the past five years, she has run a food market that she rents; she hopes in the future to buy a grocery. This business has helped the family income because her husband works in a public institution, which pays low salaries. This is especially important because they are a big family and need the income to take care of their kids.

Muna sells different kinds of foodstuffs, like soft drinks, cookies and kids’ stuff. She asked Ryada for this loan to buy goods to sell and shelves for her food market.

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

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  • $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 $1,500 helped Muna to buy goods to sell, and shelves for her food market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 29, 2013
Listed
Nov 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jul 17, 2015