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Raja' is a conservative woman who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband Ayham appears in her Kiva profile photo. He is photographed at the location of their new house.

Raja' is a 22-year-old young woman. She is married to Ayham and they have no children yet. She is employed and her husband is a construction worker, both are getting low salaries which are not enough to cover their daily costs.

Raja' is requesting a 2,000 USD youth loan from FATEN to help her cover the expenses of finishing their new house, such as installing windows, tiles, sinks and electric extensions. This loan will enable Raja' and her husband to complete finishing their house and move into it and live in it soon. This will improve the house's condition and offer Raja' and her husband better 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
  • 85
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,140,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Raja' finish building her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 21, 2012
Mar 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014