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Shahera is a 30-year-old woman, a mother with two sons and four daughters. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee who gets a low salary, which is not enough to cover the family's costs.

Shahera is moving to a new house and does not have enough home furniture, so she is requesting a 1,500 USD youth loan from FATEN to help her cover the cost of purchasing the necessary home furnishings she needs such as: bedroom furniture, new living room furniture, etc. This will improve the family's living conditions.

Shahera is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband AlaaAddeen appears in her Kiva profile photo.

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More information about this loan

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 88
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,441,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Shahera to purchase new home furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 15, 2012
Feb 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 21, 2013