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Sana is a single young lady from Gaza City. She lives with her family in a very simple house. Sana's brother works as an employee in the public sector, where he gets a low income. This is the only source of income for the family. Sana is also a student at a local university, where she studies Arabic Literature. She would like to get her B.A. degree and find a job in the future as a teacher.

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

Sana appears in the photo with the new laptop.

Additional Information

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.  


Palestinians face unique challenges due to the economic and political environment in the West Bank and Gaza. Click here to learn more about how Kiva and FATEN are working to help Palestinian borrowers overcome these obstacles and how your support can make a difference.

About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 48
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,632,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $575 helped Sana to buy a new laptop for her studies.
72% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 28, 2014
May 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: