Update on SameehSameeh is 22 years old and single. He owns a small grocery store and also is a part-time construction worker.
Sameeh is preparing to get married soon. He has built his own house and needs to finish it. Due to a money shortage, he is requesting a USD loan from FATEN to cover the cost of painting the house and installing new windows and doors.
Taking out this loan will help to speed-up the completion of Sameeh's house and enable him to prepare himself to marry soon and live in suitable conditions.
Sameeh is photographed in his house.
Previous Loan DetailsSameeh is a young man from Ramallah city. He wasn't fortunate enough to continue his education, so Sameeh's parents helped him start making a living and taking responsibility by renting a grocery store. The store is becoming well known in the neighborhood and is attracting a lot of customers. ... More from Sameeh's previous loan »
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Concurrent and Successive Loans
Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.
This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.
About Housing Loans
Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.
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