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Mahmoud is a 28-year-old married man from Rafah city. He lives in a quiet neighborhood with his wife and his two young sons. Mahmoud works as an employee with a fair wage in the public sector, but its still not enough to cover all the family's needs.

Mahmoud requested a USD Murabaha loan from FATEN. This loan will help him buy the necessary home appliances, especially a washing machine, for the family home. This will help him improve the family's living conditions.

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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.  


Palestinians face unique challenges due to the economic and political environment in the West Bank and Gaza. Click here to learn more about how Kiva and FATEN are working to help Palestinian borrowers overcome these obstacles and how your support can make a difference.

About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 63
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,176,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $625 helped Mahmoud to buy washing machine for the family home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2013
Jun 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2015