Kuwait amends housing loan terms for divorced, widowed women

Minister of Public Works and Housing, Dr Jenan Ramadan says private residence provisions extended by $15,000

Kuwait has extended its housing loan provisions for women.
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Kuwait has extended its housing loan provisions for women.

The Kuwaiti Cabinet has amended its guidelines for housing loans granted to women in the country, with the move aimed at boosting gender uniformity in the Gulf nation.

The country’s Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Housing, Dr Jenan Ramadan, said that divorced or widowed Kuwaiti women may apply for housing loans of up to $115,000 (KWD35,000), state news agency, Kuna, reported.

Before the initiation of the amendments by the cabinet, Kuwaiti women were entitled to no more than $100,000 (KWD30,000) for private residence loans, and a maximum of $82,000 (KWD25,00) for properties that were owned by the government.

According to Kuna, the alterations to the law were made in collaboration with the national committee dealing with women’s affairs, and other concerned organisations.

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