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

Seham is a 45-year-old Palestinian married woman. She lives in Qalqilia with her husband and five children, including three sons and two daughters. Her husband is employed and two of her sons are municipality workers with low salaries.

Seham is requesting a $1,000 loan from FATEN to help her cover the cost of purchasing new living room furniture in order to improve the living conditions in her house. Taking this loan will enable Seham and her family to buy comfortable furniture so they can enjoy living in their house.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,439,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Seham to buy new living room furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2012
Jan 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2014