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Mohammad is a 32-year-old young man. He is married with three sons and two daughters. He is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a modest salary, and he also has another source of income from driving the taxi he owns.
Mohammad wants to make some repairs to his taxi, but the amount of money he has isn't sufficient, so he wants to take a loan of $1,000 from Kiva partner, FATEN. When Mohammad gets the loan, which is to be repaid on a monthly basis, he will be able to pay for making the repairs that the taxi needs. This will increase his taxi's efficiency and allow Mohammad to work extra hours and improve his family income and living conditions.
Mohammad is photographed next to the taxi he owns.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 37
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,485,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mohammad to pay for repairs to his taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2013