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Umayma is a 19-year-old single lady. She lives with her family in a simple house in Jenin City. Her father is a worker in the public sector where he earns a very low wage. This is the only source of income for the family. Umayma's father can't pay her university tuition because of the high household expenses.

Umayma took a USD $1000 loan from FATEN. This loan will help her to pay her university tuition installment for this semester. This support will help her to complete her studies and find a good job in the future.

In the photo above, Umayma is studying.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of FATEN's new education program, designed to finance school tuition for students whose families have low incomes or work in informal sectors of the economy. Funds can be used for partial or complete payment of expenses related to higher education. By supporting this loan, you're enabling access to education for students with limited options.


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 49
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  • $11,628,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Umayma to pay her university tuition installment for this semester.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2013
Oct 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015