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Kefah is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo.

Kefah is a 30-year-old, Palestinian, married woman. She lives with her husband and four young children in Qalqilia. Kefah's husband is a construction employee with a low salary, which is not enough to cover all the family's needs.

Kefah and her husband are trying to improve the quality of living for the family and, because of that, they built a new house. Their house still needs some construction materials to be ready, such as cement and iron.

Kefah took a USD Youth loan from Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN). This loan will help Kefah's family to complete their house faster, so they can enjoy living in their house soon.

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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 Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 62
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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 $3,000 helped Kefah to pay the construction expenses to complete the family home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 18, 2012
Jan 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015