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Shadia is 22 years old, and she lives in Tulkrem with her husband and two children. In 2010, she decided to open her own shop; she has more than three years of experience in the sales field. She sells plastic materials for home use like bowls and other things. The neighbors really like her treatment and also prefer to buy things from her.

Shadia is asking Ryada for this youth loan to buy new materials and make new decorations for her shop. Her dream is to see her business expand. She is very grateful to everyone who helps her to achieve success.

The person who appears in the picture is Shadia’s husband since she declined to appear in the picture for cultural reasons.

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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
  • 72
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,460,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Shadia to buy new materials and make new decorations for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2013
Nov 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 24, 2014