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Shawqi is a young man, 18 years old. He has a studio for a sound system. He wants to improve his work and purchase new sound system items such as speakers, etc., but he doesn't have enough money to pay. He needs to take out a loan of $2,000 from FATEN. When Shawqi gets his loan, he will be able to purchase new sound system items that will help him to improve the quality of his work and increase customer demand. He will increase his income and have better living conditions.

Shawqi is in the photograph.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 72
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,460,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Shawqi to purchase new sound system items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2011
Nov 5, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 23, 2013