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Iskander is 19 years old, single and lives in Jabalia city with his family in a small house. Two years ago, he and his friend opened a store where they sell shoes. The store is doing very well and demand is high. Iskander requested a USD loan from FATEN to buy new shoes to sell in his store during an upcoming holiday period. His goal is to increase his sales and also his income. Here we see Iskander in his store.

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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. 


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About Palestine

  • $2,900
    Average annual income
  • 61
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $10,534,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,000 helped Iskander to buy new items to sell in his shoe store.
24% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2014
Jul 11, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: