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Samah is a 38-year-old single woman from Rafah in Gaza Strip. Samah has managed to have her own beauty salon and has established a good reputation for her stylish work and good relations with customers.

Samah, who appears in the picture here, took out a loan from FATEN to purchase creams and hair products for beauty salon use. Samah received a number of training courses to ensure the best services for her clients; she is known for her good reputation, commitment and punctuality.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,660,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Samah to purchase creams and hair products for beauty salon use.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 13, 2011
May 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 21, 2012