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Ahmad is an 18-year-old, single young man from a village near Jenin city. He lives with his parents in a very simple house. His father is a teacher and he earns a low income which is not enough to cover all the family's needs. Ahmad works as a construction worker and he supports his family by paying part of their expenses.

Ahmad would like to improve his family's living conditions by buying all the things they need. Therefore he has taken out a USD loan from FATEN to help him to buy a solar energy system for heating water, so that he can provide hot water for his family with lower electricity costs.

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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.


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 75
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,944,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,000 helped Ahmad to buy a solar energy system for heating water.
44% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2014
Aug 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: