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Sameiha is a 38-year-old wife and mother of two daughters and two sons. Sameiha's husband and oldest son, who appears in the picture instead of his conservative mother, work in the grocery store the family owns.

Sameiha took out a loan from FATEN to prepare the other half of the store to be used for more goods and grocery items for sale.

Sameiha's daughters and sons are school students.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 68
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,971,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Sameiha to expand the space of the store to display more goods.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2013