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Rowaida is a housewife and a mother of six children, four boys and two girls. Five of them are school students while the sixth, who is over 18 years old, is helping his dad to afford family expenses. They both work as construction workers.

The family used to own land where they grew vegetables to sell as a second source of income, but the land was confiscated because it is located where the apartheid wall is being constructed. Therefore, Rowaida rented a small shop to start a small supermarket, and she applied for a loan from FATEN to fill the supermarket with goods.

Rowaida says that the supermarket income will be used to pay her five children's school fees and other household expenses. The supermarket is located in an excellent location of the village of Qalqilia.

Rowaida comes from a conservative family, so her son appears in the picture above.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 82
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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 Rowaida to stock the borrower's supermarket.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2010
Mar 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011