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Amer is a 29-year-old single young man from a small village near Tulkarm city. He works as an employee in a local firm where he gets a low income. This is the only source of income to the family. Amer's sister is a student in a local university where she studies IT. She would like to finish her studies and find a job in the future to improve the family living conditions. Amer took a USD Murabaha loan from FATEN. This loan will help his sister to buy a new laptop for her study. By taking this loan, she will be able to do her homework and prepare her reports easily. Amer appears in the photo.

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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
  • 39
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,470,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,300 helped Amer to buy a new laptop for his sister's study.
63% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2014
May 28, 2014
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