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Mahmoud is a 59-year-old man who is married and has one son and four daughters. His son and one of his daughters are employed with decent salaries.

Mahmoud works as sweets distributor and he wants to purchase more sweets, but the amount of money he has isn't enough to pay, so he needs to take a loan of $1,500 from FATEN.

When Mahmoud gets the loan, which is repaid on a monthly basis, he will be able to purchase more sweets to distribute and increase his income in order to have better life conditions.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 64
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,012,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Mahmoud to purchase more sweets to distribute and increase his income.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2011
Oct 4, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 23, 2013