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Mahmoud is 22 years old and is from Gaza. He has a food stall for selling different kinds of fruits and vegetables. He's had this business for 2 years.

Mahmoud asked Ryada for this youth loan in order to buy a small automobile and an electrical scale. He hopes that his sales will increase and his transportation budget will decrease after buying the automobile and the scale, which will help buy more goods and increase his income.

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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
  • 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 $1,750 helped Mahmoud to buy a small automobile and an electrical scale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 16, 2012
Jul 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014