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Iyad is 34 years old, and he lives in a village called Beit Liqya-Beit Liqya, a Palestinian town located in the Ramallah and Al-Bireh Governorate in northern West Bank, which is 21 kilometers southwest of Ramallah. He lives with his wife, daughter and son, and one of his children attends primary school.

Iyad works in the public sector and his salary is around $500 per month. He asked Ryada for this loan to repair his house. He wants to repair the doors of the private rooms and the bathroom, and extend the electricity, which will help to warm his house, especially now in the winter. Iyad is very grateful to everyone who helps him.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is part of Ryada’s efforts to reach areas of the West Bank which are underserved due to the political situation. Funds will be used to finance housing improvements in refugee camps and Areas B and C of the West Bank. The Palestinian Authority currently has limited to no authority in these areas, making it very difficult for individuals to acquire official construction and building permits. Without the necessary documentation, banks are unlikely to lend to these individuals. By supporting this loan, you are helping individuals overcome this challenge so that they can improve their living conditions.

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About Palestine

  • $2,900
    Average annual income
  • 34
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $10,057,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $5,000 helped Iyad to repair the doors of the private rooms and the bathroom, and to extend electricity.
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 23, 2014