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

Maysa's story

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

Maysa is a 43-year-old woman, she is married and a mother to two sons and two daughters. She is a housewife and her husband is employed. However, he gets a low salary, which is not enough to cover all the costs.

Maysa needs to change her old bedroom furniture, so she is requesting a USD loan from FATEN to cover the cost of purchasing new bedroom furniture. This will enable Maysa and her husband to enjoy healthy and comfortable sleep and improve their living conditions.

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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