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Maysoun is a mother of three sons. Her husband lost his job and hasn't found a job yet. Maysoun had to find a job. She worked as a babysitter for a while. Recently she thought of taking a loan from FATEN and buying a sewing machine as she learned sewing when she was young. Maysoun will start sewing for neighbors and relatives as she did in the past and she is known for good sewing and good taste.

Maysoun, who appears in the picture above, will also use part of the loan amount to purchase essential items for her sons such as clothes.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 75
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,944,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Maysoun to purchase a sewing machine and buy clothing for her sons.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
33 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 20, 2013