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Salem is a 28-year-old young man. He is married and is a father to two sons. He is employed, but he explains that his low salary is not enough to cover all of his family's needs.

Salem has finished building a small house (he is photographed in the new house) and he now wants to finish the house's inside, such as by painting and decorating the house. As a result, he is requesting a loan in the amount of $1,000 from FATEN to cover the costs of purchasing paints and decorations for the house. In this way, the loan proceeds will provide Salem and his family with suitable living conditions and will enable them to enjoy living in their new house.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 61
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,012,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Salem to paint and decorate his new house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014