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Somaya is a 44-year-old woman. She is married and a mother to two sons and two daughters. Her husband and her two sons are workers and earn low salaries, which are not enough to cover the family's needs.
Somaya completed construction of her house and now she wants to completely finish it, so she is requesting a USD loan from Faten to cover the cost of painting her house and installing tiles and windows.

This loan will provide Somaya and her family suitable home conditions. They will move into their new house soon, before the winter season comes.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 72
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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 $3,000 helped Somaya to finish painting and installing tiles and windows in the house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
28 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2015