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Fatema is a 43 years old woman (husband Mohammad is shown). She is married and has four sons and one daughter.

Her husband is a stone cutting and earns a low income. Fatema wants to help her husband purchase a new stone cutting machine to improve his workshop and increase his income. Neither has enough money to buy one.

She needs to take a loan in the amount $1,000 from FATEN. Fatema hopes to create a better life for her family.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 41
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,639,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Fatema to purchase new stone cutting machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2011
Dec 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013