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Hala is 24 years old, and from Gaza. She is married and has three children. She has owned a shop for selling cosmetics and accessories since 2011, and has two employees.

She asked Ryada for this youth loan in order to buy and install a sun shade and an external sign, and to enlarge the space of the shop. She hopes that this loan will help her increase her customers and thus improve her income. The one who appears in the picture is Hala's husband since she refused to take a picture for cultural manners.

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
  • 129
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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 Hala to buy and install a sun shade, an external sign, and to enlarge the space of the shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 23, 2015