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Abed Al-Kareem
Abed Al-Kareem is a 37-year-old man. He is married with no children. He is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary.

Abed Al-Kareem wants to make some repairs to his house such as painting and changing tiles, but the amount of money he has isn't enough, so he needs to take a loan of $1,000 from FATEN.

When Abed Al-Kareem gets the loan, he will be able to pay for making repairs for his house and this will provide the family better and more healthful living conditions. Abed Al-Kareem is photographed in FATEN branch.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $2,900
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $10,249,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Abed Al-Kareem to pay the expenses for making some repairs to his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 2, 2011
Nov 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012