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Saleh is photographed at his car wash business. He is a single 25-year-old young man. For the past one and a half years he has been operating a car wash located next to the main street where there is good traffic. This has been a profitable project and the only source of income for him.

Saleh is requesting a 1,500 USD youth loan from FATEN to help him cover the costs of purchasing car accessories, car wash equipment, and cleaning materials. This will attract more customers and increase Saleh's income and ensure him a bright future.

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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. 


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
  • 73
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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 Saleh to buy car accessories, car wash equipment, and cleaning materials for the car wash business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2012
Dec 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015