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Bashir owns a metal workshop in Gaza. He is taking out a loan to buy a welding machine for his workshop. The new machine will increase his production capacity and, therefore, his income.

This loan is enabling Bashir to increase his income, which he is saving for marriage and starting a family. He is 21 years old and a secondary school graduate.

Additional Information

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 71
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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 Bashir to buy a welding machine for his workshop.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 21, 2013