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Samah
Samah is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband Hatem appears next to his new taxi in her Kiva profile photo.

Samah is a 32-year-old young woman from Jabalia; she is married and a mother to two sons and three daughters. Samah's husband has been a taxi driver for the past four years, which has been a profitable project and the only source of income for the family.

Samah's husband would like to buy a new taxi to replace his old one, which has high maintenance costs. This will help the family to increase their income.

Samah is requesting a loan from FATEN in order to help her husband pay for his new taxi. This loan will help the family to increase their income and improve their living conditions.

About Shariah-compliant lending:
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 fundraising amount you see 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

More information about this loan

This loan is governed by Islamic lending principles. Because Islamic Law prohibits the charging of interest, FATEN is charging 0% interest on this loan. This is a Murabaha loan, which means that FATEN purchases goods for borrowers and charges a fee or mark-up. Click here to learn more about this loan type and Kiva's approach to lending in the Islamic world.  

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 Palestine

  • $2,900
    Average annual income
  • 17
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,154,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,825 helped Samah to pay for a new taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 13, 2012
Listed
Jan 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 18, 2014