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Intesar is a young Palestinian woman; she is married with no children yet. She lives in Gaza city located in Palestine. Intesar and her husband are both employed in the Palestinian Red Crescent Society with decent salaries.

Intesar wants to improve her house by installing tiles and window frames, but the amount of money she has isn't enough to pay for these expenses, so she needs to take out a loan of $1,500 from FATEN.

When Intesar takes the loan, which is repaid on a monthly basis, she will be able to pay for theses expenses and live with her family in healthier and better housing conditions. Intesar is a conservative woman, so her husband is photographed instead in the FATEN branch.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 68
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,971,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Intesar to pay for installing windows frames and tiles for her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 28, 2011
Sep 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2013