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Mahmoud A. is a talented young man from Gaza City in Gaza Strip. He studied making perfumes and scents and started his own small shop. Mahmoud produces different scents and perfumes according to his customers' tastes.

Mahmoud requested a loan from FATEN to purchase basic ingredients to make more perfumes and scents to attract more clients. He is photographed in his small store.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 90
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,441,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Mahmoud to purchase perfumes and scents ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 21, 2013