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Hiba is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo. It was taken in his barber shop.
Hiba is an 18-year-old married woman. She lives with her husband in a small village near Tulkarem.
For the past seven years, Hiba's husband has had a barber shop, which has been a profitable project and his only source of income. Now he wants to make some innovations in the barber shop decorations.
Hiba's husband doesn’t have enough money to cover all the costs, so Hiba decided to help him by applying for a $3,000 Youth Loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the costs of redecoration, including installing new mirrors and shelves, and painting.
This will allow Hiba's husband to expand his work and improve his business, and to increase the family's income.

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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
  • 30
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,439,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $3,000 helped Hiba to help redecorate her husband’s barber shop.
85% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 17, 2013
Jan 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: