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Mahmoud is a 44-year-old married man from Gaza city. He lives with his wife and three kids, two boys and one daughter, in a simple house in the city. Mahmoud works as an employee in a local firm and he gets a low income. This is the only source of income for the family. Mahmoud has some health issues in his kidneys. This has prevented him from doing his daily work recently.

Mahmoud took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help him pay the costs of doing an urgent surgery for his kidneys. By applying for this loan, Mahmoud will be able go back to work and live a normal life.

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Additional Information


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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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Mahmoud to pay the costs of doing an urgent surgery for his kidneys.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2013
Oct 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015