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Wisam is a 20-year-old young woman from Ramallah. Her family runs a carpentry workshop where they produce furniture, wooden structures, cupboards, tables, chairs, etc. Since the workshop is the only source of income for the family, Wisam took the second loan from FATEN to purchase a wood-cutting band saw to replace the old one.

Wisam tells us that her father started the project 12 years ago, and he established an excellent reputation for his great work quality and ability to meet deadlines, which is reflected in the workshop's number of customers. She hopes that by purchasing the band saw, she will help her father do his work faster and more efficiently, and improve the family's financial situation.

Wisam's father appears in the picture above in his workshop.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,639,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Wisam to purchase a wood-cutting band saw.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2010
Apr 13, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011