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Haya is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her son Shareef appears in her Kiva profile photo.

Haya is a 48-year-old woman, who is divorced and has four sons. Her older son Shareef, who is 19 years old, is a worker with a low salary, which is not enough to cover his expenses. Haya has very old furniture at home, which is not suitable. She wants to change it and purchase new furniture instead such as new living room seats and new bedroom furniture for her sons. So she is requesting a US $1,500 loan from FATEN to help her cover the costs of purchasing new home furniture. This will improve the family's living conditions.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 63
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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 $1,500 helped Haya to purchase new home furniture to replace her old furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2012
Mar 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013