Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Safa, aged 41, is married and the mother of one son. Her husband is a school teacher who earns a low salary which is not enough to cover the family's needs. For the past three years, Safa has operated a grocery store selling different types of groceries. It has been a profitable project but not earning enough to cover the costs.

Safa is requesting a USD 1,500 loan from FATEN to help her cover the costs of purchasing the necessary stock of basic groceries that customers often request such as rice, sugar and milk, and to make store improvements such as installing additional shelves. This will increase sales and increase Safa's income, which will enable her to live with her family in better conditions.

Safa is photographed in her grocery store.

Additional Information


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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 38
    View loans »
    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,470,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Safa to purchase groceries to sell and to make store improvements.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2012
Aug 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2014