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Salwa is a 37-year-old married woman from Gaza City. She lives with her husband and two sons in a simple house. She works as an employee in a local firm where she gets a low income; this is the only source of income to the family. Salwa would like to improve the family's living conditions and buy all the things they need.

Salwa took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help her to buy a water purification machine for the family home. By taking this loan, Salwa will be able to give her family pure and healthy water.

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Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is designed by FATEN to provide safe drinking water to the Palestinian people. In the Gaza Strip, aquifers suffer from increased pollution and waste as a result of the ongoing political conflict, over-pumping and pollution from waste-disposal sites. According to the UN and other international aid organizations, polluted drinking water in Gaza is a major cause of disease and malnutrition, especially among children. Aquifers are becoming increasingly polluted in the West Bank as well, mostly caused by waste from sewage facilities. By funding this loan, you are ensuring that individuals have the opportunity to purchase home purification systems and have access to clean drinking water. 


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
  • 66
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,012,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,350 helped Salwa to buy a water purification machine for the family home.
62% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 29, 2014
May 8, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: