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Safeyya is a 47-year-old mother of three daughters and four sons. Safeyya and her husband have a grocery store in Deir al Balah in Gaza Strip.

Safeyya and her husband wanted to increase the profit and number of customers to ensure a better income for a big family, so Safeyya took out a loan from FATEN to purchase a larger variety of goods which will attract more customers.

Safeyya's husband is photographed instead of her because she is a conservative woman.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 30
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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 $3,000 helped Safeyya to improve the store by increasing the variety of goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2011
Mar 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2013