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Rahma is a 21-year-old young woman. She is married and her husband is a painter who paints walls and houses, earning a decent salary. Rahma wants to purchase new washing machine and new stove to improve her living, but the amount of money she has isn't enough, so she needs to take a loan from FATEN. When Rahma gets the loan, she will be able to purchase a new washing machine and stove. This will improve her home conditions positively.

Rahma is a conservative woman, so her husband Abdullatef is photographed instead.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 80
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,114,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Rahma buy a new washing machine and stove.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2011
Nov 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 21, 2012