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Obada is a 21-year-old single man from the city of Gaza. He lives with his family in a small simple house.

Obada's mother is employed in a local firm and earns a low income. Obada is a student in a local university and studies Business Administration. He wants to find a good job in the future so he can help his family meet their expenses.

Obada took a USD murabaha loan from FATEN to buy a new tablet for his studies. Obada will be able to do his homework and write the reports more easily.

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
  • 77
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $11,944,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,100 helped Obada to buy a new tablet for his university studies.
83% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2014
May 5, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: