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Salha is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online so her husband appears in the photo.
Salha is a 24-year-old married woman from a small village near Ramallah city. She lives with her husband in a very simple house. Salha's husband works at a carpentry workshop he has owned for four years. It is a good job but still needs a lot of improvements like more machines.
Salha took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help her husband to buy a special machine for his carpentry workshop. This will enable him to produce wood boards of a better quality. This will increase the demand for his products and also his income will increase.

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This loan is helping support a borrower who is 35 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 


Palestinians face unique challenges due to the economic and political environment in the West Bank and Gaza. Click here to learn more about how Kiva and FATEN are working to help Palestinian borrowers overcome these obstacles and how your support can make a difference.

About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 83
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  • $14,477,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Salha to buy a special machine for her husband's carpentry workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015