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

Amal is a 35-year-old married woman from Qalqilia. She lives in a small house in the city with her husband and a small son.

Amal works as a teacher, and her husband is a worker. Both salaries barely cover the family’s needs. She is looking to improve her home, especially the bedroom, the bathroom and the kitchen. She does not have enough money for this, so she needs a loan of $3,000 from FATEN.

This loan will help Amal and her family to improve their home.

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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
  • 65
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,090,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Amal to pay the costs of improving the family home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2013
Apr 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014