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Fatema is photographed inside her house. She wants to completely finish it.

Fatema is a 47-year-old woman, a mother with three sons and two daughters. She is a worker who gets low salary, but not enough to cover the family's costs as her work is the only source of income for the family.

Fatema is requesting a 3,000 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the expenses of completing the house such as: installing windows and doors, installing tiles, and painting. This will improve the house's condition and create better living conditions for Fatema and her family .

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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 $3,000 helped Fatema to complete her house with windows and doors, tiles, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
33 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2012
Apr 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014