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Mervat is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband Nasser appears in her Kiva profile photo. He is pictured sewing clothes.

Mervat is a 37-year-old woman. She is married to Nasser and is a mother to three sons and two daughters. For the past ten years, she and her husband have been running a clothes sewing business. It is a successful project and the only source of income for the family, but it also needs more support in order to cover the costs and the family's needs.

Mervat is requesting a loan of 3,000 USD from FATEN to help her and her husband cover the costs of purchasing a new sewing machine and ironing tools. This will increase their workload and improve the quality of their sewing so that their sales will increase and their family's income will improve.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 76
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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 Mervat to improve her sewing business and purchase a sewing machine and ironing tools.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2012
Jun 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014