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Islam is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in the photo.

She is a 23-year-old married woman from Rafah city. She is a mother of three daughters. Islam's husband has a mini market in the city. It is a good business and earns a good income, but always needs to be improved.

Islam took a 2,000 USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help her husband to buy the needed stock for his mini market. This will improve his business and also help him increase his income.

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This loan is helping support a borrower who is 35 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,628,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $2,000 helped Islam to buy the needed stock for her husband's mini market.
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 9, 2013
Oct 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 5, 2013