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Laila is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online. Therefore, her husband appears in the photo, which he posed for while he was there, working at the chicken farm.

Laila is a 46-year-old, married woman. She is the mother five young children. Her husband is a worker with a low wage; it is not enough to cover all the family expenses. Laila and her husband also have a chicken farm. The children help with the farm, after school. It is a profitable project, but it needs some improvements.

Laila took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help her to buy more chickens for her farm and chicken feed. This will improve her project, and the income from the farm will increase. Laila would like to take a bigger loan in the future, to improve this chicken farm even more.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 80
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,112,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Laila to buy more chickens for her farm, and chicken feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
40 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2013
Aug 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015