A loan of $2,525 helped to purchase fabrics and threads.

Nisreen's story

Nisreen is a 35-year-old young woman. She is married and a mother of three sons and two daughters. Her husband is a worker who earns a modest salary which is not enough to cover the family's needs.
For the past four years, Nisreen has been doing embroideries and selling them to customers upon their request. It has been a profitable venture but it also needs support from time to time to cover the cost.
Nisreen is requesting a loan from FATEN to help her cover the costs of purchasing new fabrics and threads. Taking this loan will increase demand and requests from her customers to buy embroideries. This will increase her income and provide her family with better living conditions. Nisreen is photographed while she is doing embroidery.

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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