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Lama is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband Hakeem appears in her Kiva profile photo while he is making barbecue for customers. Lama is a 38-year-old woman; she is married to Hakeem and a mother to two sons and two daughters.

For the past ten years, Lama's husband has had a food stall making barbecue and selling it to customers in a place known for lots of activity, which has been a profitable project, but also needs more support to cover the family's needs.

Lama wants to share in improving the family's income to live with her family in better living conditions, so she is requesting a 1,500 USD loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the costs of purchasing necessary requirements for the food stall, such as various sorts of meat, bread, and barbecue requirements. This will increase sales and improve the family's income.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 66
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,012,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Lama to purchase necessary requirements for their food stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2012
Aug 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014