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Dalal is a 36-year-old young woman. She is married with four sons and two daughters, Her husband is a worker with a decent salary. Dalal wants to finish her house by painting, installing tiles, installing windows and doors, etc, but the amount of money she has isn't enough to pay for it. She needs to take a loan in the amount of $3,000 from FATEN. When Dalal gets the loan, she will be able to pay for these expenses and complete finishing her house. This loan will enable her to live with her family under better home conditions. Dalal is a conservative woman, so her husband Waleed is photographed instead.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 130
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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 Dalal to pay for finishing her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2011
Nov 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014