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Salha is a 44-year-old woman, married and a mother of two daughters and three sons. Salha and her family live in the Biet Lahia area in Gaza Strip. Salha's husband owns a shop providing services of cleaning up and polishing tiles. Salha received a loan of $1,500 in order to buy two tile polishing machines to replace the old one used currently. Salha's husband wants to expand his work due to the increasing demand for providing this service in the area where he lives. Salha's husband also used the loan from FATEN to purchase polishing machine soap as well as its accessories. The new machines will secure a better income for the family and attract more customers. Salha is a conservative woman. Therefore, her husband is photographed instead in the shop.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 79
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,465,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Salha to buy two tile polishing machines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 16, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013