Bilal lives with his family in a small village near Jenin. They live in an old house, in modest conditions. Bilal is requesting a 1,000 USD loan from FATEN, which he will use to cover the cost of buying paints and hiring workers, to paint the house. Taking this loan will enable Bilal and his family to create suitable home conditions for themselves, and enable them to 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.
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