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Al-Zahraa is a 21-year-old woman who is married and has two sons and one daughter. She lives in Jabalia Refugee Camp in Palestine and her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary.

Al-Zahraa wants to purchase bedroom furniture for her children, as the children sleep on mattresses currently, therefore she took out a loan of $1,000 from FATEN.

Al-Zahraa is a conservative religious woman, so her husband is photographed instead at FATEN's branch.

Additional Information


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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
  • 30
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,439,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Al-Zahraa to purchase bedroom furniture for her children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2011
Aug 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2012