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Fatema is a 27-year-old woman who is married and has one son and three daughters. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee who earns a decent salary.

Fatema wants to purchase bedroom furniture for her three daughters, as they are growing up and need to have their own room, but with the salary her husband makes she can't pay the entire amount at once, therefore she borrowed $3,000 from FATEN.

Fatema is a conservative religious woman, so her husband is photographed instead at FATEN's branch.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 49
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,632,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Fatema to purchase new home furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 20, 2013