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Ibtehal is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo, photographed in his restaurant.

Ibtehal is 27 years old and a mother of one son and one daughter. Her husband is a school employee who earns a low salary, which is not enough to cover the family's needs. For the past three years, Ibtehal's husband has also been operating a restaurant, selling "Homos and Fool modamas", a Palestinian traditional food, which has been a profitable project.

Ibtehal is requesting a 2,000 USD youth loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the costs of purchasing bulk chickpeas and pod peas to make "Homos and Fool modamas" to sell to customers. This will cover the increasing demands from customers for this type of food, increase sales and improve the family's income.

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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
  • 79
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,473,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Ibtehal to purchase bulk chickpeas and pod peas to make " Homos and Fool modamas" to sell to customers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2012
Apr 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 20, 2012