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Faten is a 22-year-old married woman who lives in Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza Strip. Faten's husband has a barber shop in the refugee camp. He wants to purchase creams and hair products for the barber shop. Faten took out a loan from FATEN to pay for the products her husband wants to purchase.

Faten is a conservative woman; therefore, her husband is photographed instead.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 134
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,274,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Faten to purchase creams and hair products for barber shop use.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013