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Rimaa is a 23-year-old single young man. For the past year, he has had a barber shop, which has been a profitable project. He has a good reputation among his customers. This is his only source of income.

Rimaa is requesting a $2,500 youth loan from FATEN to help him cover the costs of making some improvements to the barber shop such as painting, installing mirrors and purchasing some furniture. This will attract more customers and increase his income.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 30
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,415,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,500 helped Rimaa to improve his barber shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2012
Sep 21, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014