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Rasmia is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband Faraj appears in her Kiva profile photo. He is pictured on the family's land.

Rasmia is a 32-year-old married woman. She and her husband have four sons and two daughters. Her husband is employed and earns a low salary, which is not enough to cover all of the family's needs.

For the past six years, Rasmia and the rest of her family have been working in the agricultural sector. Specifically, they have a piece of land, where they cultivate different types of peas and vegetables. They sells their crops at the market, which has been a profitable project and a second source of income for the family.

However, the business needs support to cover some necessary costs. As a result, Rasmia is requesting a loan from FATEN in the amount of $1,500 to help her cover the cost of purchasing peas and vegetable seedlings, which she plans on cultivating during the winter season. The loan proceeds should help Rasmia and her family grow better crops; in turn, she expects their sales to increase and their living conditions to improve.

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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 $1,500 helped Rasmia to expand and improve her farming business by purchasing additional seasonal seedlings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 28, 2012
Dec 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014