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Osaima is a 26-year-old married young woman from Jenin. She is mother to two daughters. Osaima's husband is a worker who makes a very low wage, which is not enough to cover all the family's needs.

For the past four years, Osaima has had a shoe store in a good location in Jinen city. She has a lot of loyal customers. Osaima would like to improve the family income by buying more products for her store.

Osaima requested a 2,000 USD Youth loan from FATEN. This will allow Osaima to offer a better selection for her customers to buy, which will improve the family's income.

In the photo, Osaima appears in her store.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 38
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,639,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Osaima to buy a new collection of shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015