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Bahaa is a 32-year-old divorced man, a worker with a low salary, but not enough to cover all his costs.

To prepare himself to get married again, Bahaa is requesting a 3,000 USD loan from FATEN to help him cover the costs of finishing his house, such as: installing tiles, painting, and installing lights. This will offer Bahaa suitable and comfortable house conditions as he is preparing to get married soon and move to live in it.

Bahaa is photographed next to his house.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 49
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,632,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $3,000 helped Bahaa to complete his house.
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2012
Apr 2, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 2, 2012