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Shahera, 24, is married and has one son. Shahera is a conservative woman, so her husband, Younis, is photographed instead.
Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary.

Shahera has a Play Station cafe and she wants to expand and improve her cafe by purchasing more Play Station machines. The amount of money she has isn't enough, so she needs to take a loan of $1,500 from FATEN.

When she gets the loan, she will purchase more Play Station machines. This will increase her customers and improve her work positively. It will increase her income so her family can have better living conditions.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 83
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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 Shahera to purchase more Play Station machines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 16, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 22, 2012