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Hiyam is a 31 year old married woman. She and her husband would like to complete the family’s new house and improve the family living conditions. Hiyam lives in medium housing conditions. Her husband works as blacksmith, with a medium income.
Hiyam took a 2,000 USD loan from FATEN to cover the cost of purchasing construction materials, such as cement, wood and bricks, that are needed to finish building their new house. This loan will help Hiyam and her husband to improve their standard of living and enjoy living in their new house.
Hiyam was photographed while she was applying for the loan in Faten’s offices.

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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
  • 39
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,442,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Hiyam to pay for construction materials, such as cement, wood and bricks, to complete their new family home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 24, 2012
Jan 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015