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Israa is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in the photo.

Israa is a 25-year-old, married woman from Deir el balah, near Gaza city. She lives with her husband and a small child. Israa's husband is a worker in the public sector and gets a low income which is not enough to cover all the family's needs. Israa works in a beauty salon she has, to help her husband with part of the family's expenses. It is a very profitable business and Israa has her loyal customers.

Israa requested a USD loan from Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN). This loan will help her to improve her salon by painting it and by buying new furniture. This will improve the salon's conditions and attract more customers.

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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 Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,470,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Israa to improve her salon by painting it and by buying new furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 18, 2013
Sep 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2015