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For cultural reasons, Wafa prefers that her photo not be on the Internet. Therefore, the photo is of her husband Mahmoud inside his printing house.

Wafa, 30 years old, is married and has one son and one daughter. For the past six years, Wafa's husband has operated a printing house, processing orders for publications, flyers, etc. for customers and institutions. The business has been a profitable project and the only source of income for the family. However, it needs more support from time to time to cover the costs.

Wafa is requesting a loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the cost of purchasing quantities of paper and doing the necessary maintenance on the printing machine, This will increase the project's efficiency and meet the clients' demands, which will increase the family's income positively and offer better living conditions to Wafa and her family.

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This loan is helping support a borrower who is 35 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 71
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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 Wafa to buy paper for the printer and to pay for maintenance of the printing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015