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Sahar is a conservative woman, so her husband Naser is photographed instead.

Sahar who is a 46 year old woman, is a mother of two sons and one daughter. Sahar's husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary. Sahar lives in a new house and wants to purchase necessary home furniture such as: bedroom furniture, living room furniture, kitchen table, etc so that she can offer her family better home living conditions. Therefore, she needs to take a loan from FATEN. When Sahar gets the loan, she will purchase the furniture she needs for her home. This will allow her family to live in comfortable home conditions.

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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 83
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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 $2,000 helped Sahar to purchase new home furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 21, 2013