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Rafat is a 24-year-old single man.

For the past two years, Rafat has operated a grocery store (pictured), where he sells different types of groceries. He explains that it has been a profitable project, but that he needs more financial support to cover the costs.

As a result, Rafat is requesting a loan in the amount of $1,500 from FATEN to help him cover the costs of purchasing additional goods often requested by his customers such as rice, sugar, milk and canned foods. With the loan proceeds, Rafat expects to be able to increase sales and in turn increase his income, which will improve his living conditions.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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
  • 95
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,406,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Rafat to expand his business and to meet customer demand by purchasing additional inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015