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Widad, who appears in the picture, is a 38-year-old single woman. She is a school teacher who earns a low salary which is not enough to cover her costs of living. Widad is completing her studying at the university, specializing in Arabic Language. Widad wants to complete her studies by paying the university fees, so she is requesting a $1,500 US loan from FATEN to help her cover the university fees. This will improve her salary at work and ensure a better future for her and improve her living conditions.

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This loan is part of FATEN's new education program, designed to finance school tuition for students whose families have low incomes or work in informal sectors of the economy. Funds can be used for partial or complete payment of expenses related to higher education. By supporting this loan, you're enabling access to education for students with limited options.


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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 $1,500 helped Widad to pay university fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 23, 2014