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Lamia is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo. This is the picture in his newly opened store.

Lamia is a 22-year-old married young woman. She is a housewife and lives with her husband in simple living conditions. Lamia's husband wants to start a new project which is a store for selling computers, so Lamia wants to work with her husband to cover some necessary costs to enhance the project. Lamia is requesting a 3,000 USD startup loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the cost of purchasing computers to sell. Taking this loan will enable Lamia's husband to start his project successfully and attract customers to buy, which will increase their income and offer them better living conditions.

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More information about this loan

The Startup loan is currently being offered by FATEN to recent university and vocational training center graduates whose business is in a startup phase and does not qualify for financing under regular business loan requirements.  The risks inherent in lending to startup businesses are mitigated by the creation of a feasibility plan during the loan application process, additional required collateral and an owner's contribution of at least 25%.  


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 31
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,408,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Lamia to purchase computers for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 22, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014