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Islam is a 26-year-old, single lady from Tubas, a small village near Nablus city. She lives with her family in a small house. For the past three years, Islam has been working in her sewing workshop. She has good experience in this field, and the demand is also high.

Islam took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help her to buy a new sewing machine for her sewing workshop. By taking this loan, Islam will be able to improve her production quality, and also her income.

Islam appears in the photo, in her sewing workshop

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More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 35 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 131
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,274,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $2,000 helped Islam to buy a new sewing machine.
75% repaid
Repayment Term
29 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2014
Jun 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: