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Haya is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her brother appears in her Kiva profile photo. The photo was taken in their bridal store.

Haya is a 21-year-old married woman from a small village called Beta near Nablus city. Haya always dreamed of having a bridal dress shop. and maybe in the future opening a huge bridal center in the city. Haya and her brother started to work on this idea so they rented a small store in the city center.

Haya took out a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help her to buy a collection of Imported dresses, either to sell or to rent out. This is a very profitable project especially in the summer because the number of wedding parties increases. This project will improve living conditions for Haya and her family.

Additional Information

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
  • 37
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,470,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Haya to buy a collection of Imported dresses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2013
Jul 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015