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Eyad, who appears in the picture while he is sewing clothes, is a young Palestinian man, married and a father to three sons. He is employed and gets a low salary, which is not enough to cover the family's needs.

For the past one year, Eyad has been sewing clothes and reselling them to customers, which has been a profitable project, but also needs more support to cover the costs.

Eyad wants to expand and improve his project, so he is requesting a 1,100 USD loan from FATEN to help him cover the costs of purchasing a new sewing machine. This will speed the process of his work and increase sales and improve the family's income.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 81
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,032,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Eyad to complete the price of purchasing a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2012
Aug 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2013