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Sabah is a 56-year-old married woman. She lives with her husband and five children (two sons and three daughters) in Nablus city. All of her children are under 18 and go to school. Sabah's husband works as a teacher at a University. Sabah lives with her family in an old house which needs some repair.
Sabah has taken a USD loan from Kiva partner FATEN and this loan will help her to pay the costs of repairing the family home especially the ceiling. This will help the family to live in better conditions.

Sabah appears in the photo with her children in front of their home.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 76
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,460,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Sabah to pay the costs of repairing the family home especially the ceiling.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 25, 2013
Jul 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 18, 2014