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Mamoun is a young man from Tulkarem city. Mamoun works in a sewing workshop in the morning and fixes electrical machines. Mamoun is married and a father. He was able to buy an apartment after years of savings. Now he started putting final touches on the house, such as painting walls, installing washbowls and sinks. In order to pay for the installations and painting, Mamoun came to FATEN and took a loan to cover the cost. Mamoun wants to finish fixing the house to be able to move in next year. Mamoun appears in the picture here in FATEN's branch in Tulkarem.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 89
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,176,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Mamoun to put the final touches on his house such as painting and installing washbowls.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 21, 2010
Dec 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 22, 2012