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Rodiena is a 35-year-old woman who is married with two sons and one daughter. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee who earns a decent salary. Rodiena wants to complete some finishing parts of her house, mainly one room and a bathroom. However, she doesn't have enough money to pay for them, so she needs to take out a loan of $3,000 from Kiva's partner, FATEN. When Rodiena gets the loan, which will be repaid on a monthly basis, she will be able to complete her house and live in better and healthier conditions with her family. Rodiena is a conservative woman, so her husband is photographed instead in the FATEN office.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 86
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,477,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Rodiena to pay for finishing parts of her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 21, 2013