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Safa' is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo.

Safa' is a 30-year-old, married woman from a small village, near Tulkarem City. She is a mother for five young children. Safa's husband has been working in a meat shop as a butcher. It is a profitable business with a good income, but it is not enough to cover the family's needs.

Safa' took a USD loan from Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN). This loan will help the family to develop their house, especially from the outside.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 91
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,441,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Safa' to develop their house, especially from the outside.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 26, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015