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Alaa is a conservative woman who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband Rami appears in her Kiva profile photo.

Alaa is a young woman of twenty-four. She is a mother with two daughters. Her husband Rami is a employed, but gets a low salary, but one that is not enough to cover the family's costs.

Alaa wants to complete her house so she will live in better conditions with the family. She wants to do works such as: painting, installing tiles, installing windows etc. Alaa is requesting a 2,000 USD youth loan from FATEN to help her cover the costs of finishing her house. This will create better home-living conditions for Alaa and her family.

Additional Information

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
  • 76
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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 $2,000 helped Alaa to finish her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 9, 2012
Mar 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014