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Sahar is a 31-year-old woman. She is married and has two sons and one daughter. Her husband works in a blacksmith workshop with a modest income. Sahar has her own project, a grocery store, to help her husband cover life expenses. She wants to improve the grocery store situation by purchasing bulk quantities of groceries, but she hasn't enough money to pay so she needs to take out a loan of $2,000 from FATEN.

When Sahar takes out the loan, which is repaid on a monthly basis, she will pay to improve her grocery store and sell more to increase the family income and have better life conditions. Sahar is photographed in her grocery store.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 82
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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 Sahar to purchase bulk amounts of groceries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2011
Sep 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2013