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Ali is a 48-year-old married man from Qalqilia. He is a father of a son and a daughter who are studying in the university. Ali is a worker in a local factory and his low income is not enough to cover the family's needs. Ali lives in an old house in poor condition. He would like to move into a new house so he and his family will live in better conditions.
Ali requested a USD $2,000 loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to pay to complete his new house, especially painting and some decorating. By taking this loan, Ali will be able to finish his house as soon as possible and move into it.
In the photo, Ali appears in his unfinished house.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 48
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,491,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Ali to pay to complete his new home especially painting and some decorating.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 30, 2013
Jul 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2014