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Bilal is 22 years old and lives in Beit Lahia, Gaza.

He has owned a grocery store for two years and has one employee.

He asked Ryada for this youth loan in order to buy refrigerators and shelves, and to change the decoration of the store.

He hopes that he will improve his income and approach his ambition, which is to develop his grocery store and have a family that will be proud of him.

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
  • 32
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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 $2,000 helped Bilal to buy refrigerators and shelves, and to change the decoration of the store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 15, 2012
Jul 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014