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As'ad is a 46 years old married man from Rafah city. He is a father of five children; three sons and two daughters. All of them are attending school.

As'ad is an employee in the public sector and he gets a low income which is not enough to cover all the family needs. For the past three years, As'ad has opened a small store in the city where he sells women's clothes to help him to increase the family income. It is a good business and he earns a good income, but the store needs more money to be improved.

As'ad took out a USD Murabaha loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy more products for his clothes store for a very good price, which will improve his store and also his income.

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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
  • 36
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,660,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $2,500 helped As'ad to buy more products for his clothes store.
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 20, 2013
Sep 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 12, 2013