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

Alia is a 57-year-old woman. She is married and a mother of three sons and two daughters. Two of her sons are workers and get low salaries, which are not enough to cover their needs.

Alia is requesting a loan from FATEN to help her cover the cost of purchasing new living room furniture in order to improve her family's living conditions. Taking this loan will offer Alia and her family comfortable furniture so they can enjoy living in their house.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,470,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Alia to purchase new living room furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 23, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014