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Hiba is a conservative woman, so her husband, Hatem, is photographed instead in the FATEN branch office.

Hiba, 28, is the mother of one son. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary.

Hiba wants to make some repairs to their old house such as painting, changing tiles, installing lights, etc. in order to create better and more comfortable living conditions for her family. The amount of money she has isn't enough to pay for the repairs, so she needs to take a loan from FATEN.

Getting this loan will help Hiba to improve the condition of her old house by making the necessary repairs. This will enable Hiba to renew her old house and enjoy living with her family in better conditions.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 65
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,090,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Hiba to pay for improving the condition of the family's house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2011
Jan 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2013