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

Sawsan is a 60-year-old, married woman, from Rafah. She lives in a small house with her husband. Her husband works as a plumber in his own workshop. This job is the only source of income to the family. Sawsan's husband would like to improve his workshop by buying more plumbing equipment and goods.

Sawsan took a USD loan from Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN). This loan will help the family to increase their income by buying new equipment and goods for the plumbing workshop.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 45
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,632,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Sawsan to buy new equipment and goods for her husband's plumbing workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 23, 2014