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Ala B. is a young married woman from Bethlehem. She runs a store with her husband. They sell all kinds of home accessories, kitchen tools, dining room accessories, etc.

Ala took out a loan form FATEN to purchase a greater variety of home accessories and items to increase her returns and attract more customers. Ala wishes to have a big store one day and to be able to provide small shops with home accessories.

Ala's husband appears in the picture here, as she is a religious woman and not comfortable with having her picture posted on the web.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 70
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,460,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Ala to purchase a variety of home accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 6, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013