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Ruqaya, her husband and two sons built a new house. They managed to build it after eight years of marriage and saving money. Ruqaya needs $3,000 to finish the kitchen, and she wants to pay for tiles and window installation.

Ruqaya took out a loan from FATEN to pay for the tiles and window expenses as they can't move in without having the kitchen ready for use.

Ruqaya is a conservative woman from Ramallah, hence her husband Jad is photographed instead.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 108
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,235,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Ruqaya to pay for Installing tiles and kitchen windows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2013