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Basel is a 26-year-old single young man from Rafah city. He lives with his family in a small house. For the past three years, Basel has been working in a library he owns. He sells stationery and other office supplies. He also helps university students in writing research and printing it. This is the only source of income for the family.

Basel has taken a US dollar loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy more products for his library to resell. This will improve the library conditions and also increase his income.

Basel appears in the photo in his library.

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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
  • 98
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  • $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 Basel to buy more products to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 1, 2013
Nov 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015