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Leena is a young Palestinian woman. She is married and has four sons and one daughter. Her husband is a worker with low income. Leena wants to finish work on her house and make it suitable to live in by installing tiles, painting, and installing windows and doors. Because she does not have enough money to complete the work, she needs to take a loan of $3,000 from FATEN. When Leena receives the loan, she will be able to pay the expenses necessary to finish her house and live there with her family in better and healthy living conditions. Leena is photographed in the FATEN branch.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,632,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Leena to pay the expenses to finish work on her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2011
Nov 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 21, 2013