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Mohammad is 27 years old and a married man, from a small village near Qalqilia city. He lives with his wife in an old and smiple house. Mohammad is a construction worker. His income is not stable, because it is a seasonal job.

Mohammad took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to repair his house, especially the electrical wiring and the paint. This will improve the family's living conditions and provide a safe and comfortable home. Mohammad appears in the photo.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 68
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,012,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $2,000 helped Mohammad to repair his house, especially the electrical wiring and the paint.
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 23, 2013