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

Etaf is a 39-year-old woman, she is married and a mother to two sons and four daughters; their ages are between 14-2 years.

Etaf's husband is employed but earns a low salary, which is not enough to cover all the family's needs. Etaf is seeking to improve her family's home living condition, so she is requesting a $1500 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the cost of purchasing water tanks for her house. Taking this loan will offer to Etaf and her family pure and clean water to drink and to use for home purposes which will improve their living conditions.

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This loan is part of FATEN's green loan program, which helps clients to gain access to environmentally friendly products that reduce pollution in Palestine. The loan will specifically be used to purchase solar panels, usually used to heat water. In addition to being environmentally friendly, Palestine suffers from high electricity prices and power outages are a common occurrence, especially in the Gaza Strip. By supporting this loan, you are helping people in Palestine reduce their utility costs ensure a more reliable source of electricity. 


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
  • 144
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,274,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Etaf to purchase water tanks for home use.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2012
Nov 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014