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Fatheyya is a hard-working mother of three daughters and four sons. She has been running a grocery store for 19 years and using its income to support the family.

One of Fatheyya's sons studies in Ukraine and she covers his tuition fees from the store's income, besides the tuition of her sons and daughters in the village of Al Khader near Bethlehem.

Fatheyya took a loan from FATEN to improve the store, increase the variety of goods she sells and be able to afford the high cost of living.

Fatheyya appears in the picture here in FATEN's branch in Bethlehem.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 71
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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 $3,000 helped Fatheyya increase the variety of goods in the store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 2, 2011
Feb 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2013