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Nihal, who appears in the photo, is a 27-year-old young woman. She is married and a mother to two sons and one daughter. Nihal is a housewife and her husband is a worker who gets a low salary, which is not enough to cover the family's needs.

Nihal wants to expand her small house and provide a comfortable life for her family, so she is requesting a USD loan from FATEN to cover the cost of purchasing necessary construction supplies to start building the room on the roof of the house. Adding this room to the house will provide a decent life for Nihal and her family.

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More information about this loan

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 Housing Loans

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
  • 55
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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 $2,000 helped Nihal to purchase construction supplies to build a room on the roof of the house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 26, 2012
Oct 28, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014