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Fathia, age 51, is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her son appears in her Kiva profile photo. He is pictured inside the family's new house.

Fathia and her husband have one son and a daughter. Her husband and son are employed as workers, but their salaries are low and barely cover the family's necessities. They are unable to afford to finish the new house they have recently built for the family.

Fathia is requesting a 3,000 USD loan from FATEN. She will use her loan funds to help cover the cost of installing tiles and painting their new house. This loan will thus allow Fathia and her family to enjoy better living conditions in their new house.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,485,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Fathia to finish construction of the family house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
33 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 27, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 21, 2015