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Fahema is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo.
Fahema is a 50-year-old married woman and a mother to three sons and one daughter. She is a housewife and her husband and her eldest son are workers inside the border, both of them get small salaries that are barely enough to cover the family's needs. Fahema and her family live in a small village called Rantees near Ramallah, they live in a small modest and old house that needs repair.
Fahema is requesting a 3,000 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the cost of repairing her house such as installing new tiles, painting and installing new doors and windows.
Taking this loan will create to Fahema and her family suitable home conditions, which will improve their lives positively.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 100
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,205,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Fahema to repair the house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
29 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2015