Rana is a 22-year-old married woman from the city of Qalqilia. She is a mother with one daughter. Her husband is a worker with a low wage, which is barely enough to cover the family's needs.
Rana and her husband would like to complete their new home and live in better conditions, so they took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help to pay all the necessary costs for completing their new home.
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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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