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

Hiba is a 23-year-old married woman from the city of Jabalia. She lives with her husband and young daughter in a small house in the city. Hiba's husband works as an employee in the public sector with a very low income. One year ago, Hiba and her husband decided to open a small store for computer accessories in the city. It is a good business and helps pay part of the family's expenses.

Hiba took a USD Murabaha loan from FATEN. This loan will help her husband to buy a collection of computer accessories to resell. By taking this loan, Hiba can help her husband to increase his sales and also his income.

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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
  • 76
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,458,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,875 helped Hiba to help her husband buy a collection of computer accessories to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 14, 2013
Dec 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2016