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Wafaa, age 32, is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo. She and her husband have two sons and one daughter. Her husband is a construction worker who receives a low salary that is enough to cover the family's costs but not to complete finishing the family house.

Wafaa is requesting a 2,500 USD loan from FATEN to help her and the family cover the costs of finishing the construction of the family house, such as paying for installing tiles, installing windows and doors, and painting.

Taking out this loan will help Wafaa to improve the family's living conditions by finishing its construction and moving the family into it soon.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 80
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,458,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,500 helped Wafaa to pay for finishing construction of the family home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 9, 2012
Mar 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013