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For cultural reasons, Zakiea prefers that her photo not be on the Internet. Thus, the photo is of her husband, Osama.

Zakiea is a 36-year-old woman. She is married to Osama and a mother to five sons and four daughters, most of whom are school students. Her husband is a construction worker. His work is independent and stable and he earns a good income, but his salary is not enough to cover all the family's needs and the education costs.

Zakiea wants to improve her family's living condition, so she is requesting a USD loan from Faten to cover the cost of purchasing new furniture for her house, such as living room furniture and dining room furniture. Taking this loan will improve the living conditions in Zakiea's house and will offer her family comfortable furniture so they can enjoy living in their house.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 83
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,460,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $2,000 helped Zakiea to purchase new home furniture.
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 23, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 24, 2012