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Khitam is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo, having the picture taken inside their house.

Khitam is a 31-year-old married woman with no children yet. Her husband has a cosmetics store, which is a profitable project and the only source of income for them.

Khitam wants to improve their living conditions in the house by making necessary repairs and some necessary improvements, such as painting and installing new doors. For this purpose, Khitam is requesting a 2,000 USD loan from FATEN to cover these costs. Taking this loan will offer to Kitam and her husband suitable home conditions so they can enjoy living in their house.

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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
  • 36
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,660,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Khitam to repair her house and make some improvements.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 20, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014