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Saddam is a 22-year-old single man who lives with his father and mother, who are farmers. Saddam is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary,. He wants to help his family prepare for the winter agricultural season by purchasing different types of peas and fodder and paying the expenses for cultivating their piece of land. Since his salary is not enough to cover these purchases and expenses, Saddam will take a loan from FATEN. This loan will enable his parents to get better crops, to compete with others and to increase their sales and the family income, resulting in better living conditions for Saddam and his family.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 146
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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 $1,500 helped Saddam to purchase peas and fodder and to pay expenses for cultivating the land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 15, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2013