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Update on Jamal

Jamal is a 56-year-old married man and the father of 3 sons and 2 daughters. All of them are attending schools and universities. For the past seven years Jamal has been planting his land in seasonal crops and selling them in the local market. It is a good business but requires a lot of effort. His wife and kids help him at harvest time.

Jamal took a 3,000 USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy seeds and seedlings and also buy new water pipes. This will increase his productivity and his income will increase. He appears in the photo on his farm.

Previous Loan Details

Jamal is a Palestinian married man who is a father to three sons and two daughters, all of whom are school students. Jamal is a worker who gets a low income that is barely enough to cover the family's needs and the education costs. Jamal wants to complete building his house, so he is requestin... More from Jamal's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of FATEN's green loan program, which helps clients to gain access to environmentally friendly products that reduce pollution in Palestine.


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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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 $3,000 helped Jamal to buy seeds and seedlings, and also buy new water pipes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2013
Oct 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015