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Hana is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband, Ahmad, appears in her Kiva profile photo.

Hana is a 30-year-old, married woman. She is a mother to two sons. For the past 20 years, Hana's family has had a small sewing workshop and now Hana and her husband, Ahmad, are operating this workshop. The workshop has been profitable and is the only source of income to the family, but it needs more support to cover some necessary costs.

Hana wants to expand her workshop, so she is requesting a loan from Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN) to cover the cost of purchasing an additional, new sewing machine. This will improve the quality of work and meet high customer demand in less time, which will increase sales and improve the family's income.

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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. 


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
  • 37
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,381,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Hana to purchase an additional, new sewing machine for her workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2014