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Rana is 18 years old, and a married woman. Her husband is a construction worker who earns a low salary, which is barely enough to cover their daily needs. She is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo.

Rana wants to share in making housing improvements with her husband, so she is requesting a USD loan from FATEN to cover the cost of making necessary repairs to their house, such as painting and installing new windows.

Taking this loan will enable Rana and her husband to make suitable improvements so they can enjoy living in their house.

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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
  • 67
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,971,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Rana to repair the house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 30, 2013
Mar 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2013