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Zainab is a 59-year-old woman. She is married and has two daughters. Zainab is a housewife in addition to working on her farm growing vegetables and selling them to the local stores. One of Zainab's daughters is a teacher and helps her take care of the household expenses. Zainab wants to change the 39-year-old furniture in her house and paint the walls. Therefore, she took out a loan from FATEN to cover the expenses.

Zainab is photographed in FATEN's branch.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 87
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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 $1,100 helped Zainab to pay for home furniture and painting the walls.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 28, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011