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Shadi is 29 years old and he lives in Gaza with his wife and one child who attends the primary school.

In the first of May 2009, Shadi opened his own barbershop. He recently hired an employee to help him because his costumers are continuously increasing as he is very well known now.

He asked Ryada for this youth loan to buy a barber chair, shaving machine, and to redecorate his shop. This will increase the number of clients and increase his income, which will help him to improve the financial conditions for his family.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 30 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
  • 74
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,458,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Shadi to buy a barber chair, a shaving machine, and redecorate his shop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
39 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 18, 2013
Dec 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 23, 2015