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Ortansia is an old woman from Bethlehem. She has two daughters and three sons. Ortansia's store is located in the old city of Bethlehem and she has her regular customers. Ortansia's sons are running the store, which she started 20 years ago when her husband died.

Ortansia (who appears in the picture here in the store) is taking out her seventh loan from FATEN to purchase a larger variety of goods to increase profit, as her sons are married and consider the store their only source of income.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 98
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,176,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ortansia to purchase a larger variety of goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2011
Jan 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2011