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Fatema is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband Ahmad appears in her Kiva profile photo, photographed next to the sheep he has.

Fatema is a 30-year-old young woman. she is a mother of two sons and three daughters. Her husband Ahmad is employed for a low salary, which is not enough to cover the family's costs.

For the past 5 years, Fatema's husband has also been raising sheep and selling sheep products, which has been a profitable project.

Fatema is requesting a 3,000 USD youth loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the costs of purchasing more sheep and bulk of fodder to feed the sheep. This will increase sales and improve the family's income.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 35 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 


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.

About Palestine

  • $2,900
    Average annual income
  • 20
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  • $10,278,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $3,000 helped Fatema to purchase additional sheep and bulk of fodder.
95% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2012
Apr 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss: