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Ansam is a 40-year-old woman from Tulkarem city in Palestine. Her youngest son had an accident when he was young and suffers from a disability in the lower part of his body. He is 12 years old now.

Ansam took out a loan from FATEN to fix her son's wheelchair and install an electronic stick to help him control his movement independently.

Ansam's husband can't afford to buy a new wheelchair or pay to repair the existing one as he works on a daily wage basis.

Ansam appears in the picture here in FATEN's branch in Tulkarem.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,439,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Ansam to repair and upgrade a wheelchair her son.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
33 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 31, 2011
Jun 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014