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Hanin is a young woman who is married with one child. She lives in Saffa Village south of Ramallah City. Hanin’s husband used to work in Israel in a pastry shop but three months ago they decided to start their own business since working in Israel depends on getting a work permit so it is not permanent work.

Hanin and her husband work together in making pastries, croissants, desserts, etc., and sell their products upon request within the village and to shops and restaurants in Ramallah.

Hanin has requested 3,000 USD to enhance her business. She will use the loan to buy a bigger oven, a refrigrator, and working materials like flour.

Hanin and her husband are working from their house currently and they hope in the future to have their own pastry shop. Hanin appears in the photo making some pastries.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 64
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,090,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Hanin to buy a big refrigrator, a big oven and more flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2009
Dec 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012