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Ibtesam
Ibtesam is a 46-year-old woman, she is married and has one son and three daughters. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a decent salary.

Ibtesam wants to improve her home by purchasing new necessary home furniture such as bedroom furniture for her children, living room seats, and a kitchen table but she doesn't have enough money to pay for these so she needs to borrow a loan from FATEN. When Ibtesam gets the loan, she will purchase new home furniture and be able to offer her family better and more comfortable living conditions. Ibtesam is a conservative woman so her husband is photographed here instead of her in the picture.



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

  • $2,900
    Average annual income
  • 24
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $9,970,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Ibtesam to purchase new home furniture to improve her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 17, 2011
Listed
Dec 1, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Feb 15, 2013