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Alaa is a 28-year-old married man from Gaza who lives with his wife and three children. One of the children has entered school. In 2009, Alaa opened his own carpentry business. He is now hoping that with this loan, he will be able to buy all the equipment that he needs for his carpentry store, which will bring in more customers and increase his income.

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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 88
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,140,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Alaa to buy equipment needed for his carpentry store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 6, 2011
Jan 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011