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Dawod is a 39-year-old married man with four sons and seven daughters. He lives in a small house near Ramallah. Dawod works as a bus driver for a kindergarten. This is the only source of income for the family. Dawod would like to finish building his new home, to improve the family’s living conditions. Dawod applied for a USD 2,000 loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to complete his new home by buying some construction materials, such as cement and tiles. Dawod was photographed in his new home.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 83
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,477,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $2,000 helped Dawod to buy some construction materials for his new home.
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2013
May 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 29, 2013