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Shadi, who is a 22-year-old young man, has been married for a short period of time. He is employed and gets a low salary that is not enough to cover his cost of living. Currently, Shadi is finishing his house, but due to a money shortage because of his wedding expenses, some renovations have been stopped for awhile. So he is requesting a loan from Faten to continue finishing his house. First, he will install tiles in his house and then install new windows and doors. Taking this loan will enable Shadi and his wife to move into their house soon, before the Winter season is coming. He is photographed in the picture.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 76
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,460,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Shadi to finish his house by installing tiles, windows and doors.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2012
Oct 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2015