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Wisal is a conservative woman, so her husband is photographed in the store instead of her.

Wisal is a 21-year-old young woman. She is married and her husband has a clothes store, which is the only source of income for the family. Wisal wants to help her husband to purchase clothes in bulk so that he will have a new collection of winter clothes to resell and increase his income. However, she has insufficient funds so she needs to take a loan from Kiva partner FATEN for $1,500.
When Wisal gets the loan, she will be able to help her husband to buy a new collection of winter clothes to resell. This will enable her husband to compete with other sellers and increase his sales. He has many loyal customers and so will be able to increase his income and offer his family better living conditions.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 106
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,274,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Wisal to purchase clothes in bulk for resale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014