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Mohammad is a Palestinian man living in Tulkarem City. Currently he just lives with his wife, as all his children are married and have their own houses. Mohammad is working as a Muezzen/servant for the mosque (in Islam there are five prayers at various times during the day, from dawn until sunset, so there is a Muezzen who calls for the prayers each time using a loudspeaker so everyone can hear him and do their prayers). This is a government job through the Ministry of Awqaf (Islamic Religion). Mohammad's job is the only source of income for him. He requested $2,000 from FATEN to do some renovation to his house, as it is an old building and needs renovation, especially now that winter has started. Mohammad appears in the picture at the FATEN office. Mohammad is wearing one of the Palestinian traditional head covers.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 34
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,439,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Mohammad renovations for his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2009
Jan 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2012