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Estishhad is a conservative woman, so her husband is shown here, photographed at the FATEN branch.

Estishhad, age 24, is a young married woman with two sons. He is a Palestinian National Authority employee, and although he earns a decent salary, it is not enough to pay for much more than covering his family's basic expenses.

Estishhad is in need of new home furniture items to replace her old furniture. She hopes to purchase new bedroom furniture for her children, living room chairs, and a television. To buy these, she needs to request a loan in the amount of $2,000 from FATEN. Receiving this loan will enable Estishhad to offer to her family basic home furniture and appliances in good condition and to be able to provide them with better and more comfortable living conditions.

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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 Estishhad to buy much-needed new furniture and appliances for the home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 22, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013