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Zaki is a 21-year-old single man. For the past five years, he has operated a barber shop. This has been a profitable project and is his only source of income, but his business needs more support to continue its work in an efficient way.

Zaki is requesting a 1,500 USD youth loan from FATEN to help him cover the costs of purchasing a new barber's shop kit to replace the old one which he uses. This will improve his work quality and attract more customers to visit his shop. This will increase his income and provide him with better living conditions. Zaki is photographed while he is working in his shop.

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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. 


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 84
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,460,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Zaki to buy a new barber's kit for his shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 23, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013