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Himed is a 51-year-old married man from Rafah. He lives with his wife and six kids, one son and five daughters, in a very simple house in the city. Himed works as an employee in the public sector, where he gets a low salary. This is the only source of income for the family.

Himed took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy a solar system for heating water and a tank for his home. By taking this loan, Himed will be able to provide hot water in the winter using cheap energy. This will improve the family's living conditions.

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This loan is part of FATEN's green loan program, which helps clients to gain access to environmentally friendly products that reduce pollution in Palestine. The loan will specifically be used to purchase solar panels, usually used to heat water. In addition to being environmentally friendly, Palestine suffers from high electricity prices and power outages are a common occurrence, especially in the Gaza Strip. By supporting this loan, you are helping people in Palestine reduce their utility costs ensure a more reliable source of electricity. 


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
  • 85
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,477,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Himed to buy a solar system for heating water and a tank for his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 10, 2013
Dec 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 23, 2014