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Ikhlas is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online. so her husband appears in the photo.

Ikhlas is a 20-year-old married woman from Jabalia city. She lives with her husband in a very simple and old house. Ikhlas works as a teacher in a public school. She gets a very low wage. Her husband is also working in a small grocery store he owns; it has been open for two years. He always wants to improve his business.

Ikhlas took a USD Murabha loan from FATEN. This loan will help her husband to improve his grocery store and buy all the needed stock that customers often demand. This will improve his business and also his 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
  • 79
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,465,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,125 helped Ikhlas to improve their grocery store and buy all the stock that customers often demand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 11, 2013
Oct 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2016