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Odai is a 27-year-old young man who lives with his family in Beit Sahour city near Bethlehem in Palestine. His sister is employed by an insurance company.
Odai owns an olive wood workshop where he produces wooden crafts such as crosses, rosaries, statues, etc. He wants to buy a large amount of olive wood in order to double production and increase his return during the Christmas season. However, the amount of money Odai has isn't sufficient so he wants to take a loan of $3,000 from Kiva partner, FATEN. When Odai takes his FATEN loan, which is to be repaid on a monthly basis, he will be ready to offer wooden crafts for sale in the Christmas season. This will increase his income and improve his life.
Odai is photographed making one of his wooden crafts.

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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 $3,000 helped Odai to buy a large amount of olive wood in order to double production for the Christmas season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 22, 2013