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Samah is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband Akram appears in her Kiva profile photo. The photo was taken inside the grocery store her family owns.

Samah is a 34-year-old married woman and a mother to four sons, Her husband Akram is employed and gets a low salary, which is not enough to cover all the family's needs.

For the past three years, Samah's husband has had a grocery store selling different types of groceries. It has been a profitable project, but also needs more support to cover the costs.

Samah is requesting a 1,200 USD loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the costs of purchasing needed stock of basic groceries that customers often request such as rice, sugar and milk. This will increase sales and increase the family's income, which will offer to them better living conditions.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 55
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,628,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Samah to purchase needed stock of basic groceries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 13, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015