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Rula is a 39-year-old married woman from Beit Sahour, a small village near Bethlehem city. She lives with her husband and five kids; four sons and one daughter. All of her kids are attending schools.

Rula is a teacher in a public school where she gets a low income. She also has a workshop for making souvenirs and religious gifts from seashells. It is a very popular industry.

Rula took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help her to buy seashells for her workshop. By taking this loan, Rula will be able to increase her productivity, and also her income.

She appears in the photo while she was working.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 78
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,458,950
    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 Rula to buy seashells for her workshop.
85% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2014
Jul 14, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: