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Mazen is a 24-year-old single man. His father and mother are both employed and earn low salaries which are not enough to cover the family's needs. For the past three years, Mazen has been selling groceries to customers which has been a profitable project. However, he also needs more support to cover the costs, especially as it is his only source of income.

Mazen is requesting a 2,000 USD youth loan from FATEN to help him to purchase bulk supplies of groceries that his loyal customers often request such as rice, canned food, sugar and milk. This will expand and improve his business and will increase sales and improve Mazen's income.

Mazen is photographed in his grocery 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. 


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
  • 80
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,465,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Mazen to purchase bulk supplies of groceries to expand his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2012
May 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2016