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Osama is 23 years old from Gaza. He works as a painter and installer of gypsum boards and decorations in houses and shops. He has done this for 8 years and has two employees who help him.
Osama asked Ryada for this youth loan to buy more gypsum boards and molds to be able to develop his products and increase the number of decorations he can offer.
What makes Osama's business different is the variety of molds and shapes he does with the gypsum.

His ambition is to increase his income and get married, have his own family, and enlarge his business and increase productivity.

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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
  • 76
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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 $2,500 helped Osama to buy more gypsum boards and molds.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2012
Jul 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014