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Mahmoud is a 29-year-old married man from Gaza city. For the past five years, Mahmoud has been working in his barber shop. It is a very good business, and he has his loyal clients. Mahmoud would like to improve his business and expand it.

Mahmoud took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy a steam machine for his salon. By taking this loan, Mahmoud will be able to improve his business and expand it.

Mahmoud appears in the photo in his barber shop

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 35 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 


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
  • 61
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,176,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Mahmoud to buy a steam machine for his salon.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 5, 2014
May 31, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 21, 2015