Ibtesam is a 46-year-old married woman from Qalqilia. She lives with her husband and four daughters in a simple old house. Ibtesam's husband works as a construction worker and gets a low income and barely covers the family needs. This job is seasonal so his income is not stable.
Ibtesam took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help her to repair the family house, especially the paint. Taking this loan will help the family with part of their urgent expenses. This will provide them with better living conditions.
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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.
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