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

Najla is a 41-year-old married woman from Rafah city. She lives with her husband and eight kids, two sons and six daughters, in a small house in the city. Her husband works as an employee with a low income. For the past three years, Najla's husband has been working in a store where he rents sound devices for use at parties and events. It is a good business and earns a good income. Najla and her husband would like to improve and expand the business.

Therefore, Najla took a loan from FATEN. This loan will help her and her husband to buy a new sound system for their store. This will increase their 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
  • 32
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,439,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,875 helped Najla to help her and her husband to buy a new sound system for their store.
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 16, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 2, 2014