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Omar is 30 years old. He works as a blacksmith and has 10 years' experience in the field. Omar intends to expand his blacksmith lab and his production of doors and iron windows, so he asked Ryada for a youth loan of $2,000.

Omar has 2 children and lives with his family in Gaza. His dream is to expand his lab, which will allow him to fill more orders for his products. This will increase his income, which he plans to use to educate his sons in the future and to help his children achieve their dreams.

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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
  • 88
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,441,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Omar to expand his lab.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2012
May 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2013