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Fatema is a 57-year-old woman who is a mother of five sons and one daughter. Two of her sons are workers with small salaries. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee who earns a small salary, but not enough to cover the family's needs and expenses. Fatema wants to help improve the family's income by starting her own project: selling fruits and vegetables to customers and neighbors. Fatema is requesting a $2,000 US loan from FATEN to help her cover the costs of purchasing fruits and vegetables to start her project.

Fatema is a conservative woman who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her son Abdul Rahman appears in her Kiva profile photo.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 74
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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 $2,000 helped Fatema to purchase fruits and vegetables to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2012
Feb 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014