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Rania is a 28-year-old mother of two daughters and one son. Her husband is a construction worker in the land behind the Wall\ Green Line. Rania and her husband are building a house that they are investing in with all their savings.

Rania and her husband need $3,000 to finish the house and move in by the end of summer 2011. Rania took out the loan from FATEN to cover the finishing expenses.

Rania's husband is a partner in a goat farm which adds to their income.

Rania is a conservative woman therefore her brother is photographed instead of her.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 33
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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 $3,000 helped Rania to pay the wages of construction workers who are finishing Rania's house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2011
Jun 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014