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

Jamalat is a 33-year-old married woman from Rafah city. She lives with her husband and five kids; one son and four daughters in a small simple house. Jamalat's husband works as an employee in the public sector and has a low income. This income is barely covers the family's needs. He also works on his farm where he plants seasonal crops using green houses to ensure he has a good quality.

Jamalat took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help her husband to buy fertilizers and seedlings for his farm. By taking this loan, Jamalat's husband can increase his productivity and income and also improve the family living conditions.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 86
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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 Jamalat to buy fertilizers and seedlings for her husband's farm.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 9, 2014
Jan 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2016