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Ola is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in the photo instead.

Ola is a 20-year-old married woman from Dier Al-Balah. She is a mother of two small sons. Ola's hsuband works as an employee with a very low income. For the past two years, Ola's husband has been working in a barber shop that he owns. It is a good project and he has a good experience.

Ola took a loan from FATEN. This loan will help her husband to develop his barber shop by buying new tools and beauty products he often uses in his work. This will improve her barber shop and the family income will increase

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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

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 51
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,632,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Ola buy barber tools and products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2013
Dec 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014