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Zaki is a 44-year-old married man from Rafah city. He lives with his wife and three kids: one son and two daughters. Zaki works as an employee in the public sector, where he gets a low income. This is the only source of income for the family. Zaki and his wife would like to improve the family's living conditions and buy all the needed stuff.

Zaki took a USD Murabaha loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy a water-purification machine for his home. By taking this loan, Zaki will be able to provide pure water for his kids, since the water in his area is not clean.

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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.  


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About Palestine

  • $4,900
    Average annual income
  • 77
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $13,140,000
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Zaki to buy a water-purification machine for his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2013
Nov 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 21, 2015