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Ahmad is a 22-year-old from Gaza. He has been working in a blacksmith's workshop since the time he left his school in the ninth grade to help his poor family.

In 2009, he started his own business to improve his living and increase his income. It was an impressive step forward, and that's why he is working hard to improve it. Ahmad applied for a youth loan from a Kiva field partner to buy a welding machine for his business and to register his business.
He hopes that he can stay capable of developing his business and increasing his income to be able have a family in the future .

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
  • 38
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,470,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Ahmad to buy a welding machine for his business and to register his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 11, 2013
Nov 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 22, 2014