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Samya is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband, Hassan, appears in her Kiva profile photo.

Samya is a 32-year-old woman.She is married to Hassan and a mother to two sons and one daughter. Her husband is employed but gets a low salary that is not enough to cover the costs of the family's needs.

Samya is requesting a 1,500 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the cost of purchasing the requested paints and painting the family's house, which consists of three rooms, one kitchen and two bathrooms. This will enable Samya and her family to enjoy living in an improved house.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 70
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,971,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,500 helped Samya to paint the family's house.
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2012
May 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 14, 2012