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Yousef is a 23-year-old single young man from Jabalia. He lives with his family in a small house. Yousef's father is a worker. He is the only source of income to the family.

Yousef is a university student in his last year. He studies agriculture and the environment. Yousef likes this specialization because he would like to work in agriculture after finishing his studies.

Yousef took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan has helped him buy a new laptop for his studies. With his new laptop, Yousef will be able to do his homework and write his reports more easily.

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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
  • 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 $600 helped Yousef to buy a new laptop for his university studies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2013
Sep 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 18, 2015