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Walaa' is 26 years old and from Gaza. He is married and has two children. Since 2007, he has owned a tailoring shop.

He has asked Kiva partner Ryada for this youth loan in order to buy sewing machines.

He hopes that this loan will help him increase productivity and thus imporve his income so that he achieves his dream of owning a costume factory.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 30 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 98
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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 Walaa' to buy sewing machines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 16, 2012
Dec 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014