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Yousef is a 27-year-old single man from Khan Younis city. He lives with his family in a very simple house. He has a small store to sell women's clothing in the city. It is a good business but the income is not high. Yousef would like to improve the family living conditions and buy all the needed stuff.

Yousef took a USD Murabaha loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy a water purification machine for his home. By taking this loan, Yousef will be able to improve the living conditions and provide clean water for the family.

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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.  


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $12,415,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,875 helped Yousef to buy a water purification machine for his home.
66% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2014
Jun 19, 2014
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