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Tareq, who is a 34-year-old young man, is a father for one son and two daughters. He is a worker with a decent salary. Tareq has built a new house and wants to do some finishing, such as installing tiles, installing windows and doors, painting, etc. Because he has a decent salary, but which is not enough to cover his family needs and to pay the expenses to finish his house, he needs to take a loan from FATEN in the amount of $2,000. Getting this loan will enable Tareq to pay the expenses needed to finish and prepare his house to live in with his family, that will offer to the family better living conditions. Tareq is photographed in the picture.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 98
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,176,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Tareq to pay the expenses to finish his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2011
Jan 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012