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

Yasmeen is a 31-year-old married woman. She lives with her family in a small house in Khanyounis city. Her husband is employed and earns a low salary, which is not enough to cover the family's needs.

Yasmeen and her husband are working to earn fair wages to provide a good life for their children. Now they would like to buy a solar heating system to provide warm water for their house. This will provide the family with enough clean water and also reduce their electricity use.

Yasmeen is requesting a 1,500 USD loan from FATEN. This will help Yasmeen to cover the solar heater's cost and provide suitable living conditions for her family.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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 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
  • 78
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,458,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Yasmeen to buy a solar heating system for her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 10, 2013
Mar 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2015