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Ola is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo. The photo was taken in a store that sells home furniture.

Ola is a 33 -year-old young woman, she is married and a mother with three sons and three daughters. Her husband is employed, earning a low salary, which is not enough to cover the family's needs and the costs for purchasing new home furniture.

Ola is requesting a 1,500 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the costs of purchasing new home furniture such as: bedroom furniture for her children and living room furniture. Taking this loan will allow Ola to offer her family suitable home furniture and provide to them with better home living.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 67
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,012,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,500 helped Ola to purchase new home furniture.
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 11, 2012