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Mays is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online. Her brother appears in the photo instead. Mays is a 19-year-old single young lady from Dier-Al-Balah city. She lives with her family in a very small simple house. Mays and her family work On their own project which is a restaurant for traditional food. They make food for parties and events. It is a good business and earns a good income.

Mays took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help her and her family to improve their restaurant and buy kitchen tools and an oven. This will increase the restaurant productivity and also the family income.

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
  • 77
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,140,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,500 helped Mays to help her and her family to improve their restaurant and buy kitchen tools and an oven.
89% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 19, 2014
Feb 4, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: