A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase new home furniture to improve her family's living conditions.

Maysaa''s story

Maysaa', a 24-year-old married mother of one son and three daughters, is employed with a decent salary and wants to purchase new home furniture such as living room seats, a kitchen table, etc., but due to insufficient funds she is requesting a loan from FATEN. The loan will enable her to provide her family with better living conditions at home. Maysaa' is a conservative woman, so her husband Odai is photographed instead at the FATEN branch.

About this loan product:

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 cultural 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 principal 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: http://tinyurl.com/3aekx8m.

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