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Olfat is a 28-year-old woman, who is married and a mother to three sons and two daughters. Her husband Yasser is a construction worker who earns a low salary, which is not enough to cover their costs.

Olfat has almost finished building her house and now she wants to finish it, so she is requesting a USD loan from FATEN to cover the cost of painting the house and installing windows and doors. Taking this loan will offer Olfat and her family suitable home conditions, so they will move to live in it soon, before the winter season is coming. Olfat appears in the photo with her husband Yasser and her younger son.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 73
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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 Olfat to finish the house: painting and installing windows and doors.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 24, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014