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Leena is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo, in a picture at the hospital where he works.

Leena is a 23-year-old young woman. She is married and a mother to one son. Her husband is a nurse at a local Palestinian hospital. He gets a low salary which is not enough to cover the family's needs, so he wants to expand the scope of his work and start nursing to his patients at home.

Leena wants to share with her husband the expenses to start his new project in order to improve the family's income, which will create better living conditions for Leena and her family, so she is requesting a 3,000 USD youth loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the costs of purchasing needed medical equipment to start his project.

This will offer another source of income to Leena's family, which will enable them to live in better conditions.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

The Startup loan is currently being offered by FATEN to recent university and vocational training center graduates whose business is in a startup phase and does not qualify for financing under regular business loan requirements.  The risks inherent in lending to startup businesses are mitigated by the creation of a feasibility plan during the loan application process, additional required collateral and an owner's contribution of at least 25%.  


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 83
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,477,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Leena to purchase medical equipment needed to start nursing to patients at home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015