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

Samirah is a 37-year-old married woman from Jabalia. She lives with her husband and five children -- two boys and three girls -- in a small house. Samirah's husband works as an employee in the public sector where he earns a low income. Five years ago, Samirah's husband opened a bakery, where he makes cakes for special occasions. It is a good business and earns a good income, but the business still needs a lot of development.

Samirah obtained a USD Murabaha loan from FATEN. This loan will help her husband to buy more products for his bakery store and also a refrigerator. This will help them to improve the bakery and also their 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
  • 99
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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 $3,125 helped Samirah to help her husband to buy more products for his bakery store and also a refrigerator.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2013
Nov 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2016