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

Hiba is a 26 year-old-married woman from Jabalia. She lives with her husband and two young sons in a small house. Hiba's husband works as an employee in the public sector where he earns a very low wage. which is not enough to provide for the family's needs. One month ago, he opened a small blacksmith workshop. This income will help the family in part of their expenses.

Hiba obtained a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help her husband to buy raw materials for his workshop. This will increase his productivity and also his income.

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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
  • 95
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,406,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Hiba to help her husband to buy raw materials for his workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2015