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Shahd, who appears in the picture holding the laptop she purchased, is a 25-year-old single young woman.

Shahd's father is a taxi driver and her brother is employed. Also she is employed, but gets a low salary which is not enough to cover her needs.

Shahd wants to improve her status at work by speeding the process of doing her work; also she wants to enhance her skills in using computers, so she is requesting a 1,500 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the cost of purchasing a new laptop. This will help Shahd to enhance her position at work and ensure her a better future.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 65
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,012,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Shahd to buy a new laptop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 30, 2012
Jul 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014