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Sameera is 58 years old. She lives with her husband and her three daughters in Gaza. Her daughters attend the public primary school. Sameera works with her husband in a small grocery shop.

Sameera is asking Ryada for this loan to paint her house and to install doors and windows, which will help to warm her house, especially now in the winter. She is very grateful to everyone who helps her.

Her husband appears in the photo for her. For cultural reasons, she can’t publish her photo online, so she apologizes.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of Ryada’s efforts to help individuals living in the Gaza Strip improve their housing conditions. With ongoing violence and political instability, Palestinians living in the coastal enclave face challenges in accessing building materials and financing their construction needs. By supporting this loan, you will be helping individuals overcome these challenges in an area of conflict and political instability.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 32
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,439,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $5,000 helped Sameera to paint her house and to install doors and windows.
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 24, 2013
Jan 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 7, 2014