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Khawlah is forty years old. She has four children, two of whom are still at school while the older two are in university. Her husband is a retired government employee who has a small workshop for olive wood carving.

Khawla has a shop in Beit Sahour, a town that is very close to Bethlehem. Khawla sells carpets, bed covers, mattress and cushion covers, curtains, and mats. She started the business four years ago to meet her children's university expenses.

She approached FATEN to get a loan to buy goods for the summer since a lot of people get married during this season, and the demand for such products increases.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 129
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,274,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Khawlah to buy summer goods for the store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2009
Jun 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010