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Mahmoud is a father of one son, and he has been working in a blacksmith workshop since he finished vocational school. He saved enough money to start his own workshop four years ago. The workshop is slowly growing and developing its own clientele. Mahmoud does blacksmith work for houses such as windows and doors.

Mahmoud took a loan from FATEN to purchase a more advanced iron cutting machine which will increase the workshop's productivity. Mahmoud's son is at school.

Mahmoud was photographed in FATEN's office in Nablus.

Additional Information


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,140,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Mahmoud purchase a more advanced iron-cutting machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 6, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012