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Walaa' is a 20-year-old young woman who is married with one child. She lives with her family in Jabalia Refugee Camp, which is located in Gaza Strip. Walaa' took out a $2,500 loan from FATEN to buy living room furniture. Walaa's husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary that doesn't help him to buy furniture in cash. On the other hand, with the help of FATEN's loan she can purchase the needed furniture items.
Walaa' is a conservative woman. Therefore, her husband is photographed instead.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 108
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,235,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,500 helped Walaa' to purchase living room furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2013