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Ibtesam is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo.

Ibtesam is a 45-year-old married woman with four sons and three daughters. Her husband is a painter who gets a salary which is hardly enough to cover all costs.

Ibtesam wants to offer to her family suitable home conditions by completing the family's new house. She is requesting a 2,000 USD loan from FATEN to cover the cost of installing tiles, new windows and doors in her new house. This loan will offer to Ibtesam and her family suitable home conditions so they can enjoy living in their new house.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,439,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Ibtesam to install tiles, windows and doors in the new house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2013
May 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2015