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Ghaleb is a 40-year-old man. He is married and a father of two sons and three daughters.

Ghaleb is a construction worker who gets a low salary, which is not enough to cover the family's expenses.

Ghaleb is requesting a US $1,500 loan from FATEN to help him cover the cost of completing his house, including painting and installing tiles. Taking this loan will offer Ghaleb and his family comfortable home conditions so that they can enjoy living in their house.

Ghaleb is photographed in his house.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 79
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,108,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,500 helped Ghaleb to finish his house, including painting and installing tiles.
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 23, 2012
Aug 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 25, 2012