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Pictured in his workshop, Yousef is a 33-year-old man from a small village near Bethlehem. He was married recently and now lives with his wife in a rental in the village.

For the past ten years Yousef has been working in a blacksmith shop he owns. He learned to be a blacksmith from his father. His business is good and earns him a good income, but he would like to make some improvements.

Yousef is applying for a 3,000 USD loan through FATEN to buy new equipment and machinery for his workshop. This will help him to increase both his productivity and income.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,660,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $3,000 helped Yousef to buy new equipment and machinery for his workshop.
75% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2013
Dec 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: