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Mervat, who is photographed in FATEN's branch, is a 39-year-old woman from Zbabdeh village near Jenin city. Mervat has three daughters and three sons. Mervat's house needs urgent painting as the walls are in very bad shape. Besides that, the garden needs a fence around it and a front gate as it is the only place where her children can play during the day.

Mervat's husband is an employee and can't afford to cover these expenses at one time, therefore she took out a loan from FATEN to pay for the painting and other expenses.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 144
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,274,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Mervat to improve her house: paint the walls and install a fence around the garden and a front gate.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2011
Jun 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 20, 2013