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Elham is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband Mohammad appears in her Kiva profile photo, pictured while he is selling sweets in his store.

Elham is a 22-year-old young woman. She is married with no children yet. For the past year, Elham's husband has been opening a store for making and selling different types of sweets, which has been a profitable project but also hasn't been making enough to cover all the costs.

Elham is requesting a 3,000 USD youth loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the costs of purchasing new supplies for making sweets. Taking this loan will enable Elham's husband to improve the quality of his work and increase the quantity of sweets he makes for customers. This will lead to increased sales and improve the family's income.

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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. 


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 54
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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 $3,000 helped Elham to purchase new supplies for making sweets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 29, 2012
May 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014