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Total loan: $900


Nablus, , Palestine / Education

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A loan helped to pay her educational fees at her university.

Rahaf's story

Rahaf, who appears in the photo, is a 19-year-old young girl who lives in Nablus, West Bank. She is a student at a local university where she studies applied chemistry. This specialization is needed in Palestine and has good job opportunities. Rahaf dreams of graduating and finding a good job in the future, to help her father with the family expenses. Her father is the sole provider for the family; he works in construction where he earns a low income. This income is barely enough for the basic needs of the family. Rahaf went to Palestine for Credit and Development (FATEN) to request a U.S. Dollar loan to pay her educational fees at the university. She hopes you will help and fund her loan.