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Jalelah, who appears in the photo, is a 56-year-old married woman from a refugee camp near Nablus called Al- Fara'ah. Jalelah lives in a small old house with her husband and six children, consisting of four sons and two daughters. The family would like to maintain their home and improve its conditions as well as build a new small room to fit the family and their needs.

Jalelah took a 2000 USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help Jalelah and her family to improve their living conditions.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 98
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,176,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Jalelah to pay the costs of maintaining the family home and building an additional room.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 24, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2015