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Laila is a 40-year-old Palestinian housewife and the mother of three daughters and four sons. Most of them are school students. Laila's husband is an employee. To have a second source of income, Laila took out a loan from FATEN to help her husband purchase a larger variety of goods to sell in the grocery store.

Laila's husband, Yahia, appears in the picture above as she is a religious woman and doesn't want her picture on the web.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 79
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,458,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Laila to purchase a variety of goods to sell in the store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 27, 2010
Dec 27, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011