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Hamda is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo. This is a picture while he is cutting wood in his workshop.

Hamda is a 33-year-old young woman. She is married and is mother to three sons and two daughters. For the past four years, Hamda's husband has been operating a carpentry business, which has been a profitable project, but is not enough to cover their cost of living.

Hamda wants to help her husband in improving their family's income, so she is requesting a 1,500 USD loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the cost of purchasing new cutting machine and additional amounts of wood. This will improve his work quality and increase demand from the customers. This will increase the family's income and offer to Hamda and her family better living conditions.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,639,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Hamda buy a cutting machine and wood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014