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Ruba is a 25-year-old woman who is married with one son. Her husband (pictured) is a lawyer who works in a private office but receives a low salary, which is not enough to cover the family's expenses.

Ruba's husband, whose name is Talha, decided to improve his income by opening his own office to provide legal consultations for customers. Therefore, Ruba is requesting a $3,000 youth loan from FATEN to help her husband buy the necessary office equipment such as a printer, copier and fax machine as well as the necessary office furniture such as chairs, shelves, a desk, etc. Having his own office will enable Talha to increase his income and improve the family's living conditions.

Ruba is a conservative woman who prefers not to have her photo published online. So her husband, Talha, appears in her Kiva profile photo above.

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This loan is helping support a borrower who is 35 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 


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
  • 73
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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 $3,000 helped Ruba to purchase office equipment and office furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2012
Feb 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2014