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Zeyad is photographed in his car repair and wash business.

Zeyad is a single young man. For the past two months he has been operating a car wash located in a good traffic area. This has been a profitable project and the only source of income for him.

Zeyad is requesting a US $2,000 loan from FATEN to help him cover the costs of purchasing a new vehicle repair kit and a collection of car accessories. This will attract more customers to repair their cars and increase the business's capacity to wash more cars. This will increase his income.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

The Startup loan is currently being offered by FATEN to recent university and vocational training center graduates whose business is in a startup phase and does not qualify for financing under regular business loan requirements.  The risks inherent in lending to startup businesses are mitigated by the creation of a feasibility plan during the loan application process, additional required collateral and an owner's contribution of at least 25%.  


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 106
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,262,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Zeyad to purchase a new vehicle repair kit and a collection of car accessories.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 23, 2014