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Alaa is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband Wael appears in her Kiva profile photo.
Alaa is a 24-year-old married young woman and a mother to one son. She is a housewife and her husband is a construction worker who earns small income that is barely enough to cover the costs.
Alaa has took a 3,000 USD Youth loan from FATEN to help her cover the cost of painting her new house and installing tiles.
Taking this loan will offer to Alaa and her family suitable home condition so they can enjoy living in their new house.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 35 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 


Palestinians face unique challenges due to the economic and political environment in the West Bank and Gaza. Click here to learn more about how Kiva and FATEN are working to help Palestinian borrowers overcome these obstacles and how your support can make a difference.

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
  • 30
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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 $3,000 helped Alaa to paint the house and install tiles.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
28 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015