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Naema is 57 years old, married, and three children. For the past four years, she has been selling groceries, which has been a profitable project and the only source of income for the family.

Naema is requesting a loan for $1,000 from FATEN, which will help her cover the costs of purchasing a variety of groceries that her customers often request, such as milk, rice, sugar, flour, and canned food. These goods will allow Naema to meet the needs of her customers and to compete with other grocery stores. The increase in sales will improve the family's income.

Naema is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her elder son appears in her Kiva profile photo in her grocery store.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,439,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Naema to purchase groceries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2012
Jun 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014