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Waseem is thirty-years-old and is newly married. He has a small mini-market that sells canned food, frozen food, cleaning materials and grains in addittion to soft drinks, ice cream and candy. Waseem appears in the photo at his store.

Waseem expanded his business slowly and has plans to further enlarge it. So he decided to obtain a loan from FATEN to bring in new materials and products. There is an especially high demand during Ramadan.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 80
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,114,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Waseem to bring in new materials and products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2009
Aug 27, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011