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Saleem is a 62-year-old man. He is married and has four sons and two daughters, all of whom are married.

Saleem is employed with a low salary. It is not enough to cover expenses to make necessary repairs to his house such as painting, changing the windows and doors and changing tiles. So he is requesting a $2,000 loan from FATEN to help him cover the costs of repairing and improving the house's condition. This loan will give Saleem and his family better living conditions.

Saleem is a conservative person who prefers not to have his photo published online, so his son Mahmoud appears in his Kiva profile photo.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,439,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Saleem to make necessary repairs to his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 9, 2012
Feb 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2014