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Yousef has small shop at Al-duhaisha refugee camp where he stores his products and at the same time he sells his products through wandering about the streets of Al-duhaisha refugee camp, Bethlehem city, and nearby towns. Yousef's business is the only source of income for the family that consists of four: himself, his wife, and two young sons less than 18 years old.

Yousef is planning to quit smoking; that's why he appears in the picture at his store with an unlighted cigarette.

Yousef sells blankets, curtains, cover-ups and pillow cases. He needs the loan to buy products for the coming season.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 51
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,628,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Yousef to purchase new products for the store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2009
Jul 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010