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Nahed is a young mother of two daughters and two sons. She lives in Jabalia Refugee Camp in Gaza Strip- Palestine. Nahed's husband is a taxi driver, His car needed maintenance as he had a minor accident and needed to polish, plaster and paint it. Nahed's husband needed a loan to cover the expenses he didn't expect. Nahed took out the loan from FATEN and helped her husband cover the expenses he needed to keep going with his job.

Nahed is a conservative woman, as are most of Gaza inhabitants. Therefore, her husband is photographed next to his car.

About Shariah-compliant lending:

FATEN offers loan products that are designed to serve borrowers all over Palestine, including some religiously conservative areas. A key tenet of Islam is the prohibition of interest in the lending or accepting of money. This prohibition is based on the belief that money should be seen only as a medium of exchange and that it has no value in itself. FATEN has adapted the terms of this loan to fit the culturA. context by attaching a 0% interest rate to the loan. In order to cover its costs, FATEN does charge a servicing fee. The amount you see fundraising includes both the principA. loan and the loan servicing fees. As with all Kiva loans, you should expect to have your funds returned to you in accordance with the repayment schedule attached to this loan. For more information on lending in the Muslim world, please visit Kiva's Muslim World Lending helptext:

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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 88
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,441,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,825 helped Nahed to polish, paint and plaster her husband's taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 19, 2011
Jul 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 20, 2013