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Taghreed is a young woman from Jabalia Refugee camp in Gaza Strip. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee. She has six daughters and two sons. Taghreed and her family live in their own house but due to her husband's decent salary, they can't use two of the rooms in the house as they need painting and furniture.

Taghreed's husband could save money to have the room suitable for the children's use. Taghreed took out a loan from FATEN as her husband's money would only be enough for painting the walls and installing windows, etc

Taghreed's husband appears in the picture instead, as she is a conservative woman as are most of Gaza citizens.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 64
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,012,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Taghreed to expand the house and furnish it to fit the eight-member family.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 18, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013