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Mahasen is 22 years old, married and has no children yet. Her husband is a worker whose low income is not enough to cover all the household costs.
Mahasen and her husband live in a small village, their house is old and needs some repairs. She is requesting a USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the cost of installing new doors and painting their house. This loan will cover the necessary repairs to Mahasen's house so she and her husband could enjoy living in it
Mahasen is photographed outside her house.

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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 $2,000 helped Mahasen to repair the house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014