Huda is a 23 years old married woman (Her husband is shown in the picture.).
She has three sons. Her husband works for the Palestinian National Authority and has a decent salary. He also works as a taxi driver to increase his income.
Huda wants to help her husband pay the expenses required to make repairs to his taxi. This includes, changing tires, painting,...etc. But she doesn't have enough money on hand, so she needs to take a loan from FATEN.
The loan will help her husband work extra hours to increase his income and provide better living conditions to his family.
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.
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