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Kawkab is a 63-year-old widowed woman with three sons and two daughters. Kawkab lives in Qalqilia city in Palestine and owns a shop selling computers and computer accessories.

Kawkab wants to expand her shop by purchasing a variety of accessories. As Kawkab doesn't have the liquidity to pay now for the accessories, she came to FATEN and took out a loan to pay for them. FATEN's loan will help Kawkab expand her business and attract more clients without exhausting her financial situation.

Kawkab is a conservative woman. Therefore, her son is photographed in the picture here.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 81
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,032,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Kawkab to purchase computer accessories to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012