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Mahmoud, age 22, has been operating a restaurant for the past year. He is recently married, and he and his wife have no children yet. The business has been a profitable project, but does not yet bring in enough money to cover the family's expenses and cover the costs of work.

Mahmoud is requesting a youth loan from FATEN to help him cover the costs of purchasing a new refrigerator, which he will use for preserving food at his restaurant. This will allow him to expand the scope of his work, improve his business, and increase the family's income.
Mahmoud is photographed in his restaurant.

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This loan is helping support a borrower who is 35 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 


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
  • 77
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,944,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Mahmoud to purchase a new refrigerator to use for preserving food at his restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2012
Apr 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2013