A loan of $2,525 helped to buy new living room furniture for the family home.

Eman's story

Eman is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile. Eman is a married woman from Jabalia. She lives in a simple house with her husband and two sons. Her husband works for a low wage, which is not enough to cover the family's needs.

She is requesting a 2,517 USD Murabaha loan from FATEN to help her cover the cost of purchasing new living room furniture in order to improve the living conditions in her house. Taking this loan will offer Eman comfortable furniture so she can enjoy living in her house.

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 help text: http://tinyurl.com/3aekx8m.

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