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Mahmoud is a 21-year-old single young man. His father is a school employee and his elder brother is a worker. Both are getting low salaries, but both salaries are not enough to cover the family's needs and pay for education expenses.

Mahmoud is studying at the university, specializing in Graphic Design. Mahmoud wants to complete his studies by paying his university fees, so he is requesting a USD loan from FATEN to help him cover the university fees. This will ensure a better future for Mahmoud and improve the family's living conditions. Mahmoud is photographed in the location of his university.

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This loan is part of FATEN's new education program, designed to finance school tuition for students whose families have low incomes or work in informal sectors of the economy. Funds can be used for partial or complete payment of expenses related to higher education. By supporting this loan, you're enabling access to education for students with limited options.


Palestinians face unique challenges due to the economic and political environment in the West Bank and Gaza. Click here to learn more about how Kiva and FATEN are working to help Palestinian borrowers overcome these obstacles and how your support can make a difference.

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 $500 helped Mahmoud to cover his university fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 16, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014