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Ibtesam is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in the photo.

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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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 115
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,274,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ibtesam to repair the family house, especially the paint.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2013
Jul 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 21, 2015