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Mahdi H. is a single, 20-year-old man who lives with his parents and a younger brother who is still in school. Mahdi started a business selling spices such as cinnamon, cloves, raisins and vinegar to help support his family. Although Mahdi's father works, his salary is not enough to cover the expenses of the family.

Mahdi is hoping to take his first loan to purchase more spices, which will help him to support his family and provide for their basic needs.

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  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 76
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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 $1,200 helped Mahdi to purchase more spices for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2008
Dec 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2009