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Samar is a 39-year-old married woman. She is a mother of two young sons. Samar lives in a simple house in Qalqilia city with her family.

Samar's husband is a farmer, and he plants seasonal fruits and vegetables. He gets a low income because of the seasonal crops and the expensive farming supplies. Samar sews some clothes for local customers and gets cheap prices so she can help her husband in part of the family expenses.

Samar took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help her to buy a new sewing machine for her business. By applying this loan, Samar will be able to help her husband with part of the family expenses. This will improve the family living conditions.

Samar appears in the photo in her small sewing workshop.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,439,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Samar to buy a new sewing machine for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 6, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015