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Issa is a 30-year-old man who is married and has two sons and one daughter. He lives in Sa'eer village near Hebron, Palestine. Issa lives with his family in a house with a cement floor. Issa doesn't have enough cash as he is a Palestinian National Authority employee and earns a small salary, therefore he needs a loan of $1,200 to cover the expense of installing tiles in his house.
When Issa gets his FATEN loan, he can pay in cash to purchase tiles for his house. FATEN loans are repaid on a monthly basis, which will be much easier on him. By getting this loan, Issa and his family will improve their housing situation and have better living conditions. Issa is photographed in FATEN's branch.

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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,660,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Issa to install tiles in his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 7, 2011
Aug 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2013