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Majida is a 55-year-old married woman from Bethlehem city. She is a mother of nine children; seven sons and two daughters. For the past two years, Majida has been working in a sewing workshop she owns. One of Majida's daughters works with her. This is the only source of income for the family. Majida would like to develop her business since she has an increasing demand for services, due to the high quality she produces.

Majida took a loan from FATEN. This loan will help her to buy more textiles for her sewing workshop. By taking this loan, Majida will be able to increase her productivity, and also her income.

Majida appears in the photo in her sewing workshop

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 82
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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 $1,500 helped Majida to buy more textiles for her sewing workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 2, 2013
Dec 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 23, 2014