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Ismael is a single, 24-year-old young man. He is employed and earns a low salary which is not enough to cover all of his needs.

For the past three months, Ismael has been driving a taxi, which has been a profitable project and a second source of income for him.

Ismael is requesting a 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's capabilities, allowing Ismael to work extra hours and enabling him to take additional internal and external requests, which will positively improve his income and ensure a better future for him.

Ismael is pictured next to his taxi.

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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. 


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
  • 30
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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 $1,275 helped Ismael to purchase a new engine for his taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015