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Ali is a 29-year-old married man from Gaza. He is the father of one son and one daughter.

Nine years ago, Ali opened his barber shop in the city. It is a very good business, and the income is high. He would like to improve his business and expand it.

Ali took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy a steam machine for cleaning the skin. By taking this loan, Ali will be able to improve his business and attract more clients for his barber shop.

Ali appears in the photo in his shop.

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
  • 38
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,470,250
    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 Ali to buy a steam machine for cleaning the skin.
80% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 12, 2014
Jul 4, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: