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Ahmad is a 32-year-old married man from Rafah city. He is a father for two young sons. Ahmad is an employee at a local company where he gets a low and unstable income. This is the only source of income for the family. Ahmad would like to improve the family conditions. He would like to improve his home and buy all the needed stuff in the future.

Ahmad took a USD Murabaha loan from FATEN. This loan will help him buy a water purification machine for his home. This will improve the family living conditions, especially for his kids.

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

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Ahmad to buy a water purification machine for his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2013
Nov 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2015