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Mariam is living in Nahaleen Village near Bethlehem. She has six children all of whom are in school. Her husband works as a daily worker in construction.

Six years ago Mariam decided to start selling candy out of her house for the children. After six years of hard work and using the income she was able to open a shop in the village where she sells canned and frozen food, candy, ice cream, rice and toilet paper.

Mariam’s shop became a very important source of income for her family, She approached FATEN for a loan of 3,000 USD to buy new goods, candy and children’s games. She needs the loan since Eid Al-Adha (a Muslem feast) is next week so she wants to buy these goods to meet the expected high demand.

Mariam appears in the photo at her shop.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 87
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,477,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Mariam to buy new goods, candy and children’s games for her shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2009
Nov 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012