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Ahmad is a 39-year-old, married man, from Rafah city. He is a father for three sons and two daughters. All of them are under 18 years old. For the past few years, Ahmad has been making Arabic sweets in his home and selling them, upon request. It is a good business, which needs few machines and materials. Ahmad would like to develop his business, to meet the customers' demand.

Ahmad took a USD, Murabaha loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy a bigger oven for his work. This will increase his productivity and also his income. Ahmad dreams of taking a bigger loan in the future, and opening a sweets factory. Ahmad appears in the photo.

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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
  • 77
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,944,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,875 helped Ahmad to buy a bigger oven for his work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 18, 2013
Oct 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2015