Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Rafat is a 30-year-old young man. He is married and a father to one son and one daughter. For the past three years, Rafat has had an internet cafe, the only one of its type in the area where he lives. He has a lot of loyal customers, which makes his project a profitable one. It is the only source of income for the family.

He wants to expand and improve his current project, so he is requesting a 2,000 USD Youth loan from FATEN to cover the costs of purchasing new computers for his clients' use. It will meet the increasing clients' demand to use computers in the internet cafe, which will lead to a positive improvement in Rafat's income and help him to offer better living conditions to his family.

Rafat is photographed in his internet cafe.

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
  • 87
    View loans »
    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 $2,000 helped Rafat to purchase new computers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 13, 2013
Jan 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015