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Samah is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo.
Samah is a 45 year old married woman, a housewife and a mother to five children.
Samah's husband has a home products store. He is well known in the market and has many loyal customers, which makes his project a successful and profitable one. He is the only source of income for the family.
Samah wants to help her husband in bringing in a new collection of home products to sell, which will satisfy the customers and increase sales.
Samah is requesting a 1,000 USD loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the cost of purchasing home products.
This will increase Samah's husband’s sales and improve the family's income.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,660,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Samah to purchase home products for her husband to sell in his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 27, 2012
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014