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Ashraf is a 28-year-old single young man. He is a construction worker who earns small salary which is not enough to cover all his expenses. Ashraf is engaged and is preparing to get married soon after finishing construction on his house. He is photographed in his new house.

Ashraf is requesting a 2,000 USD loan from FATEN to cover the cost of painting and purchasing and installing new windows and doors to his house. His loan will enable him to finish his house and prepare himself well to soon get married.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 83
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,460,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Ashraf to cover the cost of painting and installing new windows and doors for his new house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2013
Feb 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 23, 2013