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Mahmoud is a 24-year-old man. He is a worker who gets a low income which is not enough to cover his needs and pay his expenses.

Mahmoud is engaged and planning to get married soon, so he is preparing to complete his house. But, due to a money shortage, some work has been stopped for a while.

As a result, Mahmoud is requesting a USD loan from Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN) to continue finishing his house, completing work such as installing tiles and painting.

Taking this loan will offer to Mahmoud and his future wife comfortable and suitable home conditions, so they can enjoy living in their house. Mahmoud is photographed inside his house.

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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 52
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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 $2,500 helped Mahmoud to complete the house that he and his future wife will live in.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 23, 2013