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Riham is a young woman and a mother of one son and one daughter. Her husband Sameh, who is photographed in the bookshop as she is a conservative woman, has a bookshop and wanted to add an accessories section besides the books and stationery he sells, as in the picture.

Riham took out a loan from FATEN to cover the price of the accessories her husband bought which will improve their financial situation as, due to the financial hardship in Palestine, book-selling income does not cover household expenses.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 70
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,460,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Riham purchase stationery and accessories to sell with the books.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2011
Jun 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013