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

Malak is a 25-year-old married woman from a small village near Tulkarm city. She and her husband live in an old house, which is not very comfortable. They would like to complete their new home and live in it as soon as possible. Malak's husband works as a construction worker. This is the only source of income to the family. It is low because it is seasonal. Construction work increases in the summer.

Malak took a loan from FATEN. This loan will help Malak to complete building the family's new home by buying stones and cement. This will allow Malak, her husband, and future kids to live in a comfortable house.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 76
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,460,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $3,000 helped Malak to buy construction materials for her new home.
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2013
Jul 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 12, 2013