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Samah is a conservative person who prefer not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in the photo.

Samah is a 21-year-old married woman from a small village near Qalqilia City. She lives with her husband in a small simple house in the city. Samah's husband is a worker with a non stable wage. Four years ago, Samah started her own project which is raising sheep to help her husband with part of the family expenses. She would like to improve her business and increase the number of sheep in her farm.

Samah took a 2,000 USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help her to develop her farm by adding more sheep. By taking this loan, Samah will be able to increase her productivity and also her income.

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This loan is helping support a borrower who is 35 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 79
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  • $14,465,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Samah to purchase additional sheep to develop her farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 29, 2013
Jan 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2015