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Balsam is 21 years old, single and lives in Gaza city with her family in a small simple house. Her father is an employee in the public sector where he earns a low income that is the family's sole means of support. Balsam is a student in a local university where she studies Arts and Humanities. ِShe would like to finish her studies and find a job in the future to help her family to pay its expenses. She is requesting a loan in US dollars from FATEN that she can use to buy a new laptop to use for her studies, including competing home work and reading articles online.

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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
  • 54
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,628,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $525 helped Balsam to buy a new laptop to use for her schoolwork.
59% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 30, 2014
Apr 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: