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Farhan is a conservative man who prefers not to have his photo published online. He is married and a father to four sons and three daughters. He works, but all of his sons are employed in jobs earning low incomes, not enough to cover their needs.

Here, then, is his son Mo'men pictured next to the place where he’ll live after his upcoming marriage. Farhan wants to help his son complete the building, so he is requesting a 3,000 USD loan from FATEN to help his son cover costs. With the loan Mo’men will install tiles, windows, doors, etc. This will create a better home for Farhan’s son.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 72
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,460,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $3,000 helped Farhan to finish construction.
Repayment Term
33 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2012
Aug 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 2, 2012