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Samar is a 25-year-old woman from Palestine. She is a mother of one daughter. Samar's husband sells cleaning products in one of the city center streets.

Samar's husband wants to pay for a bulk purchase of cleaning products but he doesn't have enough cash to pay all the price at once, therefore Samar took out a loan from FATEN to pay for the products.

Samar is a conservative woman, therefore her husband Hamam is photographed instead.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 79
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,458,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Samar to pay for bulk purchase of cleaning products her husband sells.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2012