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Heyam, who appears in the photo, is a 39-year-old married woman and a mother to two sons and two daughters. Her husband is employed and gets a low salary which is not enough to cover all of the family's needs.

For the past ten years, Heyam has had a photography shop. She has a good reputation among her customers and her shop is located in a well known area where there is good commercial traffic. This makes her project a profitable one that provides a much-needed second income to the family. However, from time to time it needs more support to cover some costs.

Heyam is requesting a 1,500 USD loan from FATEN to cover the costs of purchasing a new specialized photography camera.

This will allow Heyam to expand the scope of her work, improve her business, and increase the family's income.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 83
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  • $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 Heyam to buy a specialized photography camera.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2015