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Lubna is a 34-year-old married young woman who lives in Jabalia refugee camp, which is located in Gaza Strip. She wants a loan of $1,000 to purchase home furniture since her husband, who is a Palestinian National Authority employee, has a decent salary that doesn't help him buy furniture in cash. FATEN's loan is repaid on a monthly basis and will enable the family to have better furniture than what they have now, taking into consideration that Lubna lives in a refugee camp that is characterized by poverty. Lubna is in urgent need to get the loan in order to have the furniture, which will improve her daily life.

Lubna is a conservative woman. Therefore, her husband is photographed instead in the furniture shop.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 39
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,639,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Lubna to purchase home furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2011
Jul 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013