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

Aliaa is a 30-year-old woman. She is married and her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee who gets a low salary that is not enough to cover the family's costs.

Aliaa is requesting a 1,500 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the costs of purchasing some necessary home furniture such as living room furniture and dinning room furniture. This will improve the family's living conditions.

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
  • 87
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,176,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Aliaa to purchase new home furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2012
Mar 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2014