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Marwa is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo.

Marwa is a married woman from Jabalia city. She is a mother with three kids. Her husband works as an employee and gets a low salary. This is the only source of income to the family.

She is requesting a USD Murabaha loan from FATEN to help her cover the cost of purchasing a new TV and refrigerator in order to improve the living conditions in her house. Taking this loan will offer Marwa some nice appliances so she can better enjoy living in her house with her family.

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.  


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 63
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,012,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,275 helped Marwa to buy a new TV and refrigerator.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2013
Jun 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015