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Atef is a 29-year-old single man from Khanyounis. He lives alone in a small house. Atef works as an employee in the public sector where he receives a low income which is barely enough to cover all his needs. Atef wanted to improve his living conditions, so he decided to open his own business which is a clothing and cosmetics store.

Atef has taken out a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy more items for his clothing and cosmetics store to resell. By taking out this loan, he will be able to improve the store and also his living conditions.

Atef appears in the photo in his store.

Additional Information

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
  • 71
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,012,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,500 helped Atef to buy more items for his clothing and cosmetics store to resell.
52% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2014
Jun 15, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: