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For cultural reasons, Jamalat prefers that her photo not be on the Internet. Thus, this photo is of her husband, Hisham.

Jamalat is a 32-year-old young woman. She is married and a mother to one son and one daughter. Her husband, Hisham, is a construction worker who earns a low salary, which is not enough to cover the family's needs.

Jamalat wants to create suitable home conditions for her family, so she is requesting a loan from FATEN to cover the cost of painting the house and installing new doors. This will better the view of her house and enable Jamalat and her family to enjoy living in their house.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 88
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,441,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Jamalat to paint the house and install new doors.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2012
Oct 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 21, 2013