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Ibtesam
Ibtesam is a 36-year-old young woman. She is married and has two sons and one daughter. She lives in Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza located in Palestine. Her husband is a UN employee in Gaza with a decent salary. Ibtesam wants to replace her home furniture and purchase new ones instead to have better living conditions for her family, but the amount of money Ibtesam has isn't enough to pay so she needs to take a loan from FATEN. When Ibtesam gets her FATEN loan, which is repaid on a monthly basis, she will be able to purchase new home furniture and live with her family in better conditions. Ibtesam is a religious conservative woman, so her husband is photographed instead in the FATEN branch.


About this loan product:
FATEN offers loan products that are designed to serve borrowers all over Palestine, including some religiously conservative areas. A key tenet of Islam is the prohibition of interest in the lending or accepting of money. This prohibition is based on the belief that money should be seen only as a medium of exchange and that it has no value in itself. FATEN has adapted the terms of this loan to fit the cultural context by attaching a 0% interest rate to the loan. In order to cover its costs, FATEN does charge a servicing fee. The amount you see fundraising includes both the principal loan and the loan servicing fees. As with all Kiva loans, you should expect to have your funds returned to you in accordance with the repayment schedule attached to this loan. For more information on lending in the Muslim world, please visit Kiva's Muslim World Lending helptext: http://tinyurl.com/3aekx8m

Additional Information

About FATEN

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 62
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,387,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,825 helped Ibtesam to purchase new home furniture.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Aug 11, 2011
Listed
Sep 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 20, 2013