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Zakiya Q. is a 52-year-old housewife and the mother of four daughters and three sons. Three of her daughters are married. Her three sons are also married and live with their wives in the family's house. The eldest son is a school bus driver, the second is a taxi driver, and the youngest is a Palestinian National Authority employee.

Zakiya's family owns land in Jenin, so she decided to start a business where her husband and family work together and make a living, since they are a big family and need a better income.

Zakiya decided to raise chickens on their land, so she took a $1500 loan from FATEN to purchase coops, chicken, feed, and other items that are required to start the business.

Zakiya's son, Omar, who will be helping his mother in this business, appears in the picture, because Zakiya is not comfortable having her picture published.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,439,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Zakiya start a poultry farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2010
May 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012