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Israa' is a 21-year-old woman who is married, has one son, and lives in the Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza, Palestine. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee and makes a decent salary.

Israa' wants to purchase new home furniture but the amount of money she has isn't enough, so she needs to take out a loan of $700 from FATEN. When Israa' gets the FATEN loan, which is repaid on a monthly basis, she will be able to purchase new home furniture. That will change her family life positively and give her family better living conditions.

Israa' is a conservative woman, her husband is photographed instead in the FATEN branch.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 71
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,460,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Israa' to purchase new home furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2011
Sep 9, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012