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Loay, 22, is a single young man from Azzon village near Qalqilia. For the past two years, Loay has had a small workshop for glass and mirrors. This has been a profitable project. He has many loyal customers. This is Loay's only source of income.

Loay would like to improve the quality of his work by buying more raw materials and a cutting machine.

Loay borrowed a youth loan from FATEN to cover the cost of these purchases. This loan will help Loay to improve his project and increase his income.

Loay is pictured inside his workshop.

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. 


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 83
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  • $14,477,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Loay to buy raw materials and a cutting machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 20, 2012
Jan 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014