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Basem is a 34-year-old, married man, from Rafah. Basem has been working on a rickshaw for the past two years. He transports goods and inventory for a group of traders and, over time, he built strong relationships with them and became a well-known person in Rafah.

Basem took a USD loan from Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN) to cover the cost of the rickshaw he works on. This loan will help Basem to improve his work. Basem dreams to buy another rickshaw. Basem is in the photo, leaning against his rickshaw.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 145
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,274,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Basem to cover the cost of buying a rickshaw.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015