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Saeda is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband Kathem appears in her Kiva profile photo.

Saeda is a mother with three sons. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee who gets a small salary, but that is not enough to cover the family's needs and costs.

Saeda is requesting a 1,500 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the expenses needed to complete finishing her house, such as installing tiles, installing windows and doors, and painting. This will improve her family's house and provide her family better living conditions.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 85
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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 $1,500 helped Saeda finish building her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2012
Mar 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014