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Mazen is a a Palestinian National Authority employee. He is a husband and father of three daughters and four sons. Mazen's mother lives with him as she is a very old woman. Mazen's mother is critically ill and needs urgent surgery.

Mazen who is photographed above in FATEN's branch in Jenin, took out a loan from FATEN to pay for his mother's surgery expenses. As a Palestinian National Authority employee with a meager salary, Mazen needed a loan to cover the surgery expenses.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 79
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,108,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,500 helped Mazen to pay for his mother's surgery expenses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
33 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2013