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Mursi is a 25-year-old married man from Tulkarem. He lives in a simple house with his wife and one son. Mursi is a worker with a low wage, his salary barely covers the family's needs. Mursi wants to improve the family's housing conditions. Now he works to fix the outside stairs for the family's house.

Mursi took a $3,000 Youth loan from FATEN. This loan will help Mursi to improve the standards of living for his family, so they can enjoy living in their house.

Mursi photographed in front of his house.

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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. 


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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
  • $14,477,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Mursi to pay the expenses for fixing the home stairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 31, 2012
Jan 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2016