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Manal is a mother of one daughter and two sons. Her young children do not have bedroom furniture yet as the parents are employees with very decent salaries but couldn't afford bedroom furniture. The couple could save a small amount of money to purchase the bedroom furniture but they needed more to be able to buy good furniture that would last for a long time, as they won't be able to replace it any time soon.

Manal took out a loan from FATEN to purchase the furniture. Manal's husband appears in the picture here instead, as she is a conservative woman from GAZA.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 61
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,176,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Manal to purchase bedroom furniture for the children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2011
Jun 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012