Fatema is a 49-year-old woman who is married and has one son. She lives in Gaza City in Gaza Strip, Palestine. Fatema's husband is a taxi driver in the city. He couldn't cover his annual car licensing and insurance, therefore she took out a loan from Kiva partner, FATEN, to cover the expenses, which can be repaid in smaller amounts he can afford on a monthly basis.
Fatema's husband is shown in the picture here next to the taxi he drives as she is a conservative woman.
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.