Sabreen is a 34-year-old married woman and a mother to seven sons. Sabreen is a housewife and her husband is a taxi driver.
For the past four years, Sabreen's husband has been driving a taxi, which has been a profitable project and the only source of income for the family, but from time to time, he needs more support to cover necessary costs.
Sabreen is requesting a USD Murabaha loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the costs of purchasing a new engine for the taxi he drives and make some repairs to it such as installing new mirrors and lights. This will increase the taxi capacity to work extra hours and enable Sabreen's husband to take additional internal and external requests, which will improve the family's income positively.
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.
More information about this loan
This loan is governed by Islamic lending principles. Because Islamic Law prohibits the charging of interest, FATEN is charging 0% interest on this loan. This is a Murabaha loan, which means that FATEN purchases goods for borrowers and charges a fee or mark-up. Click here to learn more about this loan type and Kiva's approach to lending in the Islamic world.
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