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Mahmoud is 35 years old. He is married with five sons and three daughters. Mahmoud is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary. He wants to improve his family's living conditions by purchasing necessary home furniture such as: bedroom furniture for his children, living room furniture, etc. He doesn't have enough money to pay, so he needs to take a loan in the amount of $1,500 from FATEN. When Mahmoud gets the loan, he will be able to purchase the home furniture that his family needs,providing better home living conditions for his family.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 78
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,458,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Mahmoud to purchase new furniture for his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 20, 2011
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 20, 2013