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Sameer and his wife Violet have been married for around 20 years and have one daughter. Their laundry is the only source of income for the family; Sameer and his wife manage this business.

Sameer was supposed to get a loan from FATEN few months ago but his wife's illness made him postpone the loan in order to take care of her. Now she is much better and they plan to expand their business and improve their income.

Sameer and his wife appear in the photo at their place of business.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 80
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,114,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Sameer to purchase a dryer for their laundry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2011