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Iman is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo.
Iman is a 24-year-old married woman from Beit Hanoun near Jabalia. She lives in a humble house with her husband and three young children; two boys and one daughter. Iman's husband works as an employee in the public sector and gets a low income. This income barely covers the family needs and necessary expenses. Iman's husband works also on a taxi in the evening so he will have another source of income.
Iman took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help Iman's husband to do the yearly maintenance for his taxi. This will help him with part of the urgent expenses he has. This will allow him to work extra hours especially in the area where he lives which is very crowded.

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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
  • 30
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  • $12,415,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,525 helped Iman to pay for the maintenance of his taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2013
Jul 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015