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Soud is a 44-year-old married man from Rafah city. He lives with his wife and three kids, two sons and one daughter, in a simple house. Soud is an employee in a local firm where he gets a very low income. He would like for his children to complete their studies and have a better future, but he does not have enough money for the university costs. His son studies Publishing and his daughter studies Business.

Sould took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to pay the costs of the university installments for his son and daughter. This will help them to complete their studies and find a good job in the future.

Soud is a conservative person who prefers not to have his photo published online, so his son appears in the photo.

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This loan is part of FATEN's new education program, designed to finance school tuition for students whose families have low incomes or work in informal sectors of the economy. Funds can be used for partial or complete payment of expenses related to higher education. By supporting this loan, you're enabling access to education for students with limited options.


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 106
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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 $1,500 helped Soud to pay the costs of the university installments for his son and daughter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 8, 2013
Oct 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 23, 2014