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Ibtihaj is a 32-year-old woman; she is married and a mother to one son and one daughter. Her husband is a worker who gets a low salary that is not enough to cover the family's needs.

For the past three years, Ibtihaj has had a beauty salon, which has been a profitable project, but also needs more support to cover the costs. Ibtihaj is requesting a $1,000 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the costs of purchasing a collection of women accessories and a new beauty salon kit such as a number of hair dryers, different types of hair brushes, and a collection of hair and face creams. This will provide better quality to her loyal customers and increase sales and improve Ibtihaj's income, which will enable her to provide better living conditions for her family.

Ibtihaj is photographed in her salon.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,944,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ibtihaj to purchase a new beauty salon kit and a new collection of accessories for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 12, 2012
Sep 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2014