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Sameera is a 46-year-old woman. She is married and has two sons and one daughter. One of her sons is a worker with a decent salary. Sameera wants to make interior improvements to her house such as fixing doors and windows, changing tiles etc, but the amount of money she has isn't enough to pay for the renovation, so she needs to take out a loan in the amount of $350 from FATEN. When Sameera gets the loan, which is repaid on a monthly basis, she will be able to pay for the necessary interior improvements to her house which will provide better living conditions for her and her family. Sameera is photographed in the picture.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 32
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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 $350 helped Sameera to pay for interior improvements to her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 14, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 22, 2012