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Amani is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband Majed appears in her Kiva profile photo.
Amani is a 28-year-old married young woman and a mother to one son. Amani is a housewife and her husband Majed is a worker who earns small salary, which is barely enough to cover their needs.
Amani lives with her family in a small old house that needs some necessary repairs such as painting and changing new windows. Amani has took a 1,000 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the cost of painting the house and installing new windows. Taking this loan will offer to Amani and her family suitable home condition so they can enjoy living in their small house.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 86
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,477,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Amani to repair the house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014