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Iman is a young mother from Gaza city in Gaza Strip. Iman has two daughters and one son. Her husband Mahdi owns a bird store in Gaza and works there while Iman takes care of the house and kids.

Mahdi wants to purchase a large number of birds but he needs money to do so. Iman came to FATEN and received a $1000 loan to help her husband purchase the birds and improve his store.

This loan will help the family sell more birds and increase their returns, which will improve their situation. Iman's children are school students.

Mahdi appears in the picture here in front of his birds because Iman is from a conservative family and is not comfortable having her picture posted online.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 78
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,460,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Iman to purchase birds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2010
Sep 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 22, 2012