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Ibtesam is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband NoorEddeen appears in her Kiva profile photo.
Ibtesam is a 43-year-old married woman and a mother of three daughters. She is a housewife, and her husband is employed but receives a low salary, which is not enough to cover all of the family's needs.
Ibtesam is requesting a 1,000 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the cost of purchasing new living room and dining room furniture in order to improve living conditions in her house. This loan will provide Ibtesam and her family comfortable furniture so they can enjoy living in their house.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,119,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ibtesam to buy new furniture for the home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2013
Mar 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2015