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Zaheyya is a young woman from Ramallah, married and a mother of one daughter and three sons. Zaheyya's husband runs an ornamental bird and flower store. He sells birds, their feed, and accessories needed when buying a bird.

Zaheyya took out a loan from FATEN so that her husband can purchase a larger variety of birds and feed for them.

Zaheyya's husband is photographed instead of her as she is a conservative woman.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 85
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  • $13,160,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Zaheyya to purchase ornamental birds, feed, and bird accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2011
Mar 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 23, 2013