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Fatema is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo. The picture was taken next to their new house.

Fatema is a 47-year-old married woman and a mother of six sons. Her husband is a worker who earns a low salary, which is barely enough to cover the family's needs.

Fatema wants to live with her family in better conditions, so she is requesting a 2,000 USD loan from FATEN to cover the cost of purchasing construction supplies such as wood, cement and iron to complete building the family's new house. Taking this loan will speed the process of completing their new house and enable Fatema and her family to enjoy living in their new house soon.

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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
  • 41
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,639,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Fatema to purchase construction supplies to complete building the family's house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2013
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014