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Muhammad is a single young man from Rafah City in the Gaza strip, Palestine. Muhammad is 28 years old and runs a fruit and vegetable store in the city. He started the business four years ago and has earned his living from it for the past four years. The store is located in Rafah market.

Muhammad decided to take a $2000 loan from FATEN to purchase a larger quantity and variety of vegetables and fruits. Since his store is well-known and has established a good number of clients, Muhammad would like to expand his business.

Muhammad stands in his store in the picture shown above.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 85
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,477,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Muhammad purchase fruits and vegetables.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2010
May 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011