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Update on Mahmood

Mahmood is a 28-year-old young man. He works in agriculture which is the only source of income for him. His father is also working in agriculture and his brother is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary. Mahmood wants to prepare for the coming winter season by purchasing seedlings and needed fertilizers, but the amount of money he has isn't enough to pay for the purchase, so he needs to take out a loan in the amount of $2,000 from FATEN. When Mahmood gets the loan, which is repaid on a monthly basis, he will be able to purchase the needed seedlings and fertilizers to prepare for the coming winter season by being ready to have good crops for sale and compete with others to increase his income and live in better living conditions. Mahmood is photographed in a FATEN branch.

Previous Loan Details

Mahmood S. is a young man, 25 years old. His family consists of four brothers and one sister in addition to his mother. He lives with his family at Deir Al Ghosoun, a village of Tulkarem District. He shares the responsibility of supporting the family with one of his brothers who works for the Pal... More from Mahmood's previous loan »

Additional Information


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Concurrent and Successive Loans

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 104
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,274,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Mahmood to purchase seedlings and fertilizers preparing for the winter season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 21, 2013