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Update on Luai

Luai is a 35-year-old man. He is married and a father to three sons and one daughter.

For the past ten years, Luai has been selling basic kitchen supplies and food in a stall. This has been a profitable project, but he also needs more support to cover the family's needs, especially since this is the only source of income for his family.

Luai is requesting a 3,000 USD loan from FATEN to help him cover the costs of purchasing a large amount of summer fruits and vegetables that customers usually request and buy. This will give Luai a better collection of fruits and vegetables, which will help him to increase his sales and improve his family's income.

Luai is photographed next to his stall.

Previous Loan Details

Luai M. is from Tulkarem city in the northern part of Palestine. He is married and is the father of three sons. Luai inherited a stall in the old city from his father, where he sells basic kitchen stuff and food. He also distributes a certain brand of biscuits to shops in the old city. Luai... More from Luai's previous loan »

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,140,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $3,000 helped Luai to purchase a large amount of fruits and vegetables to sell.
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2012
May 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 14, 2012