Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Elias is a 33-year-old young man. He is married and the father of one daughter who is seven years old.

For more than seven years, Elias has had a barber shop, which has been profitable and the only source of income for him. It is located in a high traffic area and has many loyal customers because of Elias' good reputation. In spite of this, his shop needs support from time to time to cover costs.

Elias wants to improve the shop's condition by painting, installing new mirrors and chairs and buying some furniture for the reception area. For this purpose, Elias is requesting a USD loan from Faten to help cover all the costs.

This loan will help renew the appearance of the shop and buy new furniture. This will attract more customers and increase demand, which will improve Elias' income and enable him to provide better living conditions to his family.

Elias is photographed in his barber shop.

Additional Information


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
    View loans »
    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 $3,000 helped Elias to improve his barber shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015