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Update on Mahdya

Mahdya is a 45-year-old married woman and the mother to three sons and two daughters. Her husband is employed in a local center and the low income he earns is not enough to cover the family's needs.

Mahdya wants to create better living conditions for her family, and so requests a loan of USD 2,000 from Palestine for Credit & Development (FATEN) to cover the cost of painting her house and fixing the external wall of her house. This will ensure better living conditions for Mahdya and her family and enable them to enjoy living in their house.

Mahdya is photographed next to her house.

Previous Loan Details

Mahdya is a 43-year-old woman. She is married and has three sons and two daughters; her husband is employed in a center with a decent salary. Mahdya has a project of making packaged food for sale such as cheese, dairy products, olives, etc. She wants to purchase more bottles and wrapping mate... More from Mahdya's previous loan »

Additional Information


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Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 69
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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 $2,000 helped Mahdya to paint her house and fix its external wall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 12, 2013
Mar 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 19, 2014