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Update on Sameera

Sameera, 42, is the mother of six sons and three daughters. One of her sons is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a modest salary.

Sameera has a sewing workshop and wants to improve the quality of her work by purchasing a new sewing kit. Since the income she gets from her workshop is low and is not enough to cover the purchase of a new sewing kit, Sameera needs to take a loan of $3,000 from FATEN.

When Sameera gets the loan, she will be able to cover the amount of purchasing a new sewing kit and that will help her to improve the quality of her work positively. This will lead to an increase in her sales and her income, so she will create better living conditions for her family.

Sameera and her son Qassam are photographed in the picture.

Previous Loan Details

Sameera is a 42-year-old married woman who has six sons and three daughters. One of her sons is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a modest salary. Sameera has her own project, which is making dusters for sale. In this way, she shares with the family in meeting life's expenses. Same... More from Sameera's previous loan »

Additional Information


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Concurrent and Successive Loans

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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 $3,000 helped Sameera to purchase a sewing kit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 27, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2014