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Etidal is a mother of five daughters and two sons, and her husband is a construction worker. Etidal received her high school degree while she was married and continued her education to earn a degree in Elementary Education. She started sewing services five years ago to help her husband with household expenses and to try to save up money for her sons' and daughters' education. Four of her sons and daughters are students under age 18, while the rest are over 18 and are helping their mother in her work until they have the chance to start college or university.

Etidal's business is sewing clothes for the neighbors in Al Ein refugee camp of Nablus city, where she lives. She started the project five years ago in her house, as shown in the picture above, using her mother's sewing machine. Now that the demand for her services is increasing, she has applied for a loan from FATEN to purchase a new and efficient machine.

Etidal hopes that she will be able to educate her sons and daughters and open her own workshop.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 142
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,274,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Etidal to purchase a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 31, 2010
Apr 21, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012