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Bashar is a 26-year-old Palestinian. He lives with his wife, four children and his mother in Fawwar. This is a Palestinian town and refugee camp in the Hebron Governorate located six kilometers southwest of Hebron in the southern West Bank. The camp holds more than 8,000 registered refugees.

Bashar has been building a house for his family. They are living with relatives until it is finished. Bashar is applying for a 5,000 USD loan through Ryada to be used to plaster the ceiling and install doors and windows because he doesn’t have enough money to buy the materials he needs.

Bashar wishes to say he is very grateful to everyone who helps him.

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More information about this loan

This loan is part of Ryada’s efforts to reach areas of the West Bank which are underserved due to the political situation. Funds will be used to finance housing improvements in refugee camps and Areas B and C of the West Bank. The Palestinian Authority currently has limited to no authority in these areas, making it very difficult for individuals to acquire official construction and building permits. Without the necessary documentation, banks are unlikely to lend to these individuals. By supporting this loan, you are helping individuals overcome this challenge so that they can improve their living conditions.

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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.


About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 130
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,274,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $5,000 helped Bashar to buy the materials he needs for the house he is building.
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 6, 2014
Feb 18, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 20, 2014