A loan of $1,275 helped to purchase new bedroom furniture for her children.

Sa'eda's story

Sa'eda is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo.

Sa'eda, 34, is the married mother of two sons and two daughters. She is a UN employee and her husband is also employed but both are earning low salaries that are not enough to cover the family's needs and costs.

Sa'eda is therefore requesting a loan from FATEN to help her cover the cost of purchasing new bedroom furniture for her children in order to improve their living conditions in the house. Taking this loan will offer to her children comfortable furniture so they can enjoy living in the house.

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 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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