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Hasan is a 29-year-old married man from Deir el Balah city. He lives with his wife in a small house and works as an employee in the public sector. He earns a low income which is not enough to cover all of his family's needs. Hasan wanted to improve his living conditions so he started his own business, transferring goods in the local market using a rental rickshaw. It is a good business and the demand is high.

Hasan requested a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy his own rickshaw for his work. By taking this loan, Hasan will be able to increase his income and productivity. Hasan appears in the photo with his rickshaw.

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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
  • 67
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,971,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,275 helped Hasan to buy his own rickshaw for his work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 3, 2014
Apr 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015