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Salman is a 26-year-old married man. He and his wife have two sons, and he lives with his family in Gaza.

For the past two years, Salman has been running a grocery store, which has been a profitable project. His dream is to expand his store and to become the main supermarket in his town.

Salman asked Ryada for this youth loan to help him cover the cost of purchasing a variety of products and groceries for re-sale purposes, including: rice, milk, sugar, and cooking oil. He would also use the loan proceeds to buy a refrigerator. This loan would enable Salman to provide customers with all of the types of groceries they often request, which will increase his sales and improve his family's income.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 30 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
  • 68
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,971,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Salman to purchase additional inventory (such as rice, milk, sugar, and cooking oil) and a refrigerator.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2012
May 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014