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Bilal is a 45-year-old, married man, and a father to two sons and three daughters. He is employed, but the small salary he earns is not enough to cover all the family's needs. Bilal appears in the photo.

Bilal lives with his family in a small village near Jenin. They live in an old house, in modest conditions. Bilal is requesting a 1,000 USD loan from FATEN, which he will use to cover the cost of buying paints and hiring workers, to paint the house. Taking this loan will enable Bilal and his family to create suitable home conditions for themselves, and enable them to enjoy living in their house.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 88
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,449,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Bilal to paint the house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 11, 2013
Apr 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015