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

Sara is a 20-year-old young woman. She is married to Mahmoud and a mother to one son. Sara's husband is employed and makes a low salary, which is not enough to cover all his family's needs.

For the past three years, Sara's husband has also been raising and selling sheep and sheep products, which has been a profitable project but also needs more support to cover the family's needs.

Sara is requesting a USD Murabaha loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the costs of purchasing more sheep. This will increase sales and improve the family's income.

Additional Information

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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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 88
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  • $14,441,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,900 helped Sara to buy more sheep.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2012
Jan 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015