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Ahmad has been selling fish at a market in Gaza since 2006. He is 22 years old and taking out this youth loan to purchase a freezer to preserve his stock in the hot summer weather. He has an excellent location in the middle of a busy market.

The freezer that Ahmad will purchase with this loan will reduce his overhead and increase his profits. He wants to use the new income to better support his parents.

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
  • 63
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,090,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,500 helped Ahmad to purchase a freezer to store fish.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 5, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014