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Etaf is a 32 years old married woman. She lives with his husband and four children; two sons and and two daughters. Her husband is a worker with a very low wage. Etaf supports her family by sewing cloths.

For the past 10 years, Etaf has had a sewing workshop. She sells clothes for her customers, which has been a profitable project, but it does not bring in enough money to cover the family's expenses and cover the cost of work.

Etaf is requesting a loan from FATEN to help her cover the costs of purchasing an additional sewing machine to provide better quality to her loyal customers. This will increase sales and improve Etaf's income.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,660,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Etaf to purchasing a new sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Mar 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2015