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Lowenda is a 43-year-old woman. She is married with two sons and one daughter. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary. Lowenda is looking to change her old home furniture and purchase new items such as living room seats, dining room furniture, and bedroom furniture, but the amount of money she has isn't enough. She needs to take a loan of $3,000 from FATEN. When Lowenda gets the loan, she will be able to purchase new home furniture and offer her family comfortable home living conditions. Lowenda is a conservative woman, so her husband Mahmoud is shown in the photograph instead in the FATEN branch.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,415,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Lowenda to purchase new home furniture and improve her family's life.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2011
Nov 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2013