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Mahmoud is a young man from Gaza, who has recently become employed. Mahmoud's father couldn't afford to pay the electricity bill as he has a big family and many concerns to take care of. Now that Mahmoud is employed, he took out a loan from FATEN to pay the bills and repay FATEN on a monthly basis.

Mahmoud appears in the picture here in FATEN's branch

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 33
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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 $1,000 helped Mahmoud for electricity bill.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2010
Jan 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 22, 2012