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Ahmad is a 52 years old man. He is married with five sons and three daughters. He is employed with a decent salary. Ahmad wants to complete finishing his house, such as: installing tiles, installing windows and doors, painting, etc, but the amount of money he has isn't enough to pay for these tasks. Therefore, he needs to take a loan of $3,000 from FATEN. When Ahmad gets the loan, he will be able to pay the expenses to finish his house, this will enable Ahmad and his family to live their house soon in better conditions. Nihad is photographed in the picture.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 108
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,235,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Ahmad to complete finishing his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014