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Ismael is a 17-year-old single young man from Gaza City. He lives with his family in a small house in the city. Ismael's father works as an employee in the public sector with a low income. This is the only income to the family. Ismael is a university student in his first year. He studies engineering and he would like to take the BA degree and find a job to help his family with part of the family expenses. Ismael has requested a loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy a new laptop for his studies. By taking this loan, Ismael will be able to do his homework and reports by using special engineering programs.

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This loan is part of FATEN's new education program, designed to finance school tuition for students whose families have low incomes or work in informal sectors of the economy. Funds can be used for partial or complete payment of expenses related to higher education. By supporting this loan, you're enabling access to education for students with limited options.


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 69
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,012,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Ismael to buy a new laptop for his studies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2013
Nov 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015