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Jawad, who appears in this photo, is a 44-year-old married man from Gaza City. He lives with his wife and kids in a small simple house in the city. Jawad works as an employee in the public sector and he earns a low salary which is the only source of his family’s income. Jawad has a breathing problem and his doctor suggested a small surgery that will end this problem. He would like to do the surgery, but he does not have this money.

Jawad is requesting a USD loan from FATEN to help him to pay the costs of doing a surgery in his nose. His loan will enable him to continue to easily do his daily activities.

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 104
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,274,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Jawad to pay the cost of doing a surgery in his nose.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2013
Dec 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015