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Laila is a young woman from Jabalia Refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. Laila's husband rented a space in a building entrance in Jabalia Refugee camp center. He sells accessories, creams, and make-up, and he wants to expand his business and start selling clothes.

Laila took out a loan from FATEN to pay for the clothes her husband bought to start expanding his business this summer. Laila's husband intends to work hard to save and have a store one day.

Laila's husband appears in the picture here as she is a conservative woman, as are most Gaza Strip inhabitants.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 61
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,176,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,225 helped Laila to purchase summer clothes for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2011
May 31, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 16, 2013