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Manal is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband Fadi appears in her Kiva profile photo, in the picture next to his taxi.

Manal is a 30-year-old young woman, married to Fadi and mother of four sons. For the past three years, Manal's husband has been driving a taxi, which has been a profitable project and the only source of income for the family.

Manal is requesting a USD 1,500 youth loan from FATEN to help her husband buy a new engine for the taxi he drives. This will increase the taxi's capacity to work extra hours and enable Manal's husband to take additional internal and external requests. That will improve the family's income positively.

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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. 


Palestinians face unique challenges due to the economic and political environment in the West Bank and Gaza. Click here to learn more about how Kiva and FATEN are working to help Palestinian borrowers overcome these obstacles and how your support can make a difference.

About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 53
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,628,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Manal to purchase a new engine for her husband's taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 28, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014