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Fahmiya is a 46-year-old woman who is married with eight sons. Her husband is employed by the Ministry of Education with a decent salary. Fahmiya has its own project: a food stall for selling pastries and falafel, which is a Palestinian traditional dish. Fahmiya wants to purchase a new oven for baking pastries and a new machine for making falafel to improve her work. But the amount of money she has isn't enough to pay, so she needs to take a loan of $2,000 from FATEN. When Fahmiya takes the FATEN loan, which is repaid on a monthly basis, she will purchase the machine and oven to improve the quality of food she is making and to sell more food to get better income and live with her family in better living conditions. Fahmiya is photographed in her food stall.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 114
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,238,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Fahmiya to purchase an oven to make pastries and a machine for making falafel.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2013