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Naema is a young housewife and the mother of one son. Her son is one year old. Naema's husband has a mobile stall. He travels about the city of Qalqilia selling various items such as kitchen items, cleaning materials, etc. Naema took out a loan from FATEN so that her husband could purchase goods to add to the variety of the items he sells and attract more customers.

Naema's husband and her one-year-old son appear in the picture here as she is a conservative woman.

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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 Naema to purchase goods to sell in a mobile stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 23, 2011
Feb 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011