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Riham is a 26-years-old married woman. She is a mother of one son and one daughter. Riham’s son and daughter are still small and they don’t work. Her husband is in the military and he is earning a low salary that is not enough to cover all the family's needs.

Riham wants to expand and arrange her house by building another room and doing some decoration. Riham is requesting a 2,000 USD loan from FATEN to help to cover the cost of expanding the house. This will improve the living conditions for Riham’s family.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 75
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,944,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Riham to build another room and do some decoration.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2013
Jul 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015