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Mahmoud is a father of four sons. He owns a farm in Rafah, a city in the Gaza Strip, where he raises goats and sheep. Mahmoud provides butchers with goats, and since the holy month of Ramadan is around the corner, he wanted to increase the number of goats he sells in order to increase his returns.

A $1,000 loan from FATEN helped Mahmoud to purchase the goats and guarantee a better return this season. Mahmoud is also trying to save money, because his oldest son is 15, and he will need money soon to pay for his children's college education.

In the video, Mahmoud appears on his farm.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 73
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,460,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mahmoud purchase goats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2010
Jul 19, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2011