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Samia is a 23-year-old single young woman. Her mother sews clothes for her loyal customers, which is a profitable project, but not enough to cover all the family's needs.
Samia is studying at the university, specializing in accounting. Samia wants to complete her studies by paying her university fees, so she is requesting a 2,000 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the fees. This will ensure a better future for Samia and improve the family's living conditions. Samia is photographed at the university where she studies.

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This loan is part of FATEN's new education program, designed to finance school tuition for students whose families have low incomes or work in informal sectors of the economy. Funds can be used for partial or complete payment of expenses related to higher education. By supporting this loan, you're enabling access to education for students with limited options.


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 79
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  • $14,458,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Samia to pay for university fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2013
May 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014