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Mervat is a 37-year-old woman and married. She has one daughter, and she lives in Gaza city in Palestine. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary. Mervat's husband has a blacksmith shop where he makes metal doors and windows and fixes home metal accessories.

Mervat took out a loan from FATEN to help her husband purchase the metal-cutting machine he needs which will save him time when he replaces his old one.

Mervat is a conservative woman as are most Gaza inhabitants, therefore her husband is photographed instead of her.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,628,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mervat to purchase a metal-cutting machine for her husband.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 6, 2011
Aug 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 21, 2013