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Sakher, who is photographed next to his taxi, is a 24-year-old single young man.

For the past four years, Sakher has been driving a taxi, which has been a profitable project and the only source of income for him.

Sakher is requesting a 1,200 USD youth loan from FATEN to help him cover the costs of purchasing a new engine for the taxi he drives. This will increase the taxi capacity to work extra hours and enable Sakher to take additional internal and external requests, which will improve his income positively and ensure a better future for him.

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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
  • 70
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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 $1,200 helped Sakher to purchase a new engine for his taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 24, 2012
Aug 3, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013