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For cultural reasons, Nawal prefers that her photo not be on the Internet. Thus the photo is of her son Rami.

Nawal is a 42-year-old woman. She is married and mother to two sons and four daughters. Her husband is a worker across the border, and her elder son is preparing to open a store of Internet games.

Nawal's son wants to ensure a stable source of income, so he will improve the family's income positively.

Nawal wants to help her son, so she is requesting a USD loan from FATEN to cover the cost of purchasing number of computers. Taking this loan will enable Nawal to participate with her son in preparing well for the opening of his project successfully, which will lead to improving the family's income for the better.

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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
  • 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 $2,000 helped Nawal to buy computers for her son's Internet games store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
33 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015