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Waseem lives in Gaza and has managed a grocery store since 2008. His store is well-located as it is next to a major souk (market). He is taking out a loan from Ryada to purchase a greater variety of goods for his store to resell to his customers.

Waseem is 29 years old and has a fianceƩ. He hopes to have a wedding and start a family soon. This loan will allow him to increase his business activity and income, which he will use towards realizing his goal.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 63
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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 $2,000 helped Waseem to purchase a greater variety of goods for his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014