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Sameh is a 26-year-old single man. For the past four years, he has operated a cafe where he provides his customers with soft drinks and hot drinks, snacks and sandwiches. His cafe is characterized by its location which is near a local university where there is good movement all day. The cafe has been a profitable project for Sameh but he also needs more support to cover the costs.

Sameh wants to improve the condition of the cafe's internal yard so it can become part of the cafe. The purpose is to expand the space especially as the number of customers increase in the summer season. Sameh is therefore requesting a 3,000 USD youth loan from FATEN to help him cover the costs of purchasing new external umbrellas, chairs and tables, and new serving equipment. This will expand the cafe and improve its conditions, which will lead to satisfied customers and help to increase sales and improve Sameh's income.

Sameh is photographed inside the cafe.

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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. 


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,439,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Sameh to buy new external umbrellas, chairs and tables, and serving equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2012
May 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013