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Osama, a 29-year-old single man who lives in Attel village near Tulkarm, was working for a very low wage, so he opened his own barber shop two years ago. His business is profitable and earns a good income, but it needs some improvements.

Osama has requested a ISD loan from FATEN to buy tools necessary for his barber shop and to do some shop decoration. This loan should lead to an increased income.

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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. 


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 79
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,473,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Osama to buy tools necessary for his barber shop and to do some shop decoration.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2013
Jun 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015