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Ahmad is 23 years old, single, and well-known in the community as a very ambitious young man. For the past two years, he has managed his own barber shop. The shop is very profitable and located in a good place in Rafah City, Palestine.

Ahmad is looking to make some decor improvements to his shop, such as buying new mirrors and new chairs and installing lights. He took a USD youth loan from FATEN, Kiva's field partner. The shop improvements from the loan will help Ahmad attract more customers, which will increase his income and ensure a bright future.

Ahmad appears in the photo inside his barber shop.

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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
  • 99
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,176,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Ahmad to improve the interior of his barber shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015