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Shehdeh is a 18-year-old single young man from Deir Elbalah city. He lives with his family in a simple house. Shehdeh's father works as an employee in a local firm and he earns a low income. This is the only source of income to the family. Shehdeh studies engineering and he would like to finish his study to find a job and help his family in part of the family expenses. He dreams to take a higher degree in the future.

Shehdeh took a USD Murabaha loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy a new laptop for his studies. By taking this loan, Shehdeh will be able to do his homework and write the reports easily.

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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

  • $2,900
    Average annual income
  • 29
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $9,984,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $575 helped Shehdeh to buy a new laptop for his studies.
72% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 27, 2013
Dec 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: