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Hamzeh (pictured working in his office) is a 26 year-old married man who doesn't have children yet.

For the past three years, Hamzeh has operated a business that offers public services like: translating documents, printing and copying materials and papers, and typing. This has been a profitable endeavor and his only source of income.

Hamzeh is requesting a $3,000 youth loan from FATEN to help him cover the cost of purchasing computers, a copier and a printing machine in order to improve the quality of his work. This will increase the size of his business and also improve his family's income.

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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
  • 64
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,012,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Hamzeh to purchase computers, a copier and a printing machine for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014