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Basel is a 30-year-old single young man. For the past 13 years, he has run a restaurant where he sells sandwiches and traditional Palestinian dishes such as foul and homos. Basel's business is a profitable project and his only source of income.

Basel is requesting a 3,000 USD youth loan from FATEN to help him cover the costs of purchasing meat and beans to make his dishes. His loan will increase his sales and satisfy his customers which will positively improve his life. Basel is photographed in his restaurant.

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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
  • 83
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  • $14,477,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Basel to purchase meat and ingredients to make dishes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2012
Aug 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014