Kefaya is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo.
Kefaya is a Palestinian, married woman with no children. For the past ten years, Kefaya and her husband have been making fresh fruit juices and cocktails. They are well-known and have a lot of customers and their business is considered to be a profitable one. It is the only source of income to them, but it needs more support and improvement.
Currently, Kefaya and her husband are repairing and renovating their store and adding a fence. But, due to a money shortage, Kefaya is requesting a USD 3,000 loan from Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN) to help her cover the cost of making improvements, such as installing tiles, painting, and also purchasing necessary appliances, such as a blender to make fresh fruit cocktails for customers. This will allow Kefaya and her husband to improve their business and increase their income.
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