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Hala is a 44-year-old widow woman from Beit Sahour, a small village near Bethlehem city. She is a mother of five sons and three daughters. Hala is a very hard worker, she is an employee in a local firm in the morning, and she also works making wood souvenirs and gifts. She makes them from olive wood.

Hala took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help her to buy more wood to make traditional souvenirs. By taking this loan, Hala will be able to increase her productivity and also her sales.

Hala appears in the photo while she was working.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 31
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,408,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $700 helped Hala to buy more wood to make traditional souvenirs.
61% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: