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Fares is 23 years old and lives in Gaza.

He finished his Bachelor's Degree in education and opened a grocery store in 2009.

He asked Ryada for this youth loan in order to buy goods like drinks, yogurt, and different food provisions and varieties for his store.

He hopes that this loan will help him improve his income and approach his dream of owning a bigger store and being employed with his university degree.

Additional Information

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Fares to buy goods like drinks, yogurt,and other items for his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2012
Sep 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014