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Ismail is a 47-year-old, married man from Rafah city. He lives with his wife and seven young kids -- two sons and five daughters. Ismail works as an employee in a local firm, and he gets a low income. This is the only source of income to the family. Ismail and his wife would like to improve the family's living conditions, by buying all the necessary stuff.

Ismail took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy a machine for water purification. By taking this loan, Ismail will be able to provide his family, especially his kids, with pure water. Ismail appears in the photo.

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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
  • 98
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,176,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Ismail to buy a machine for water purification.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 24, 2013
Jan 14, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014