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Kafa is a 51-year-old mother, and as she is a conservative woman her husband Mustafa appears in the photograph in her place. Kafa has two daughters and one son. Her children are college students. Kafa's husband is a worker in a tailoring workshop and responsible for the family expenses.

Kafa's daughter is a brilliant student: she graduated with A+ grades from her BA program. Kafa's daughter Majeda wants to start an MA program but the family doesn't have the tuition fees, therefore Kafa took out a loan from FATEN to pay them.

kafa's daughter hopes to finish school and start working to help her father take care of the family.

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This loan is part of FATEN's new education program, designed to finance school tuition for students whose families have low incomes or work in informal sectors of the economy. Funds can be used for partial or complete payment of expenses related to higher education. By supporting this loan, you're enabling access to education for students with limited options.


Palestinians face unique challenges due to the economic and political environment in the West Bank and Gaza. Click here to learn more about how Kiva and FATEN are working to help Palestinian borrowers overcome these obstacles and how your support can make a difference.

About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 68
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,971,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Kafa to pay master's program tuition fees for her eldest daughter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 16, 2011
Jun 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2013