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

Hajar is a 34-year-old married woman from Deir El Balah city in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. She lives with her husband and six kids (four sons and two daughters) in a small and simple house. Hajar's husband works as an employee in the public sector with a low income. This income barely covers the family's needs, and he would like to work extra hours to improve the family's living conditions.

Hajar took a loan from FATEN, Kiva's field partner, to help her husband buy a new rickshaw to work on, providing rides and transportation to customers. By taking this loan, Hajar's husband can increase his income and also improve the family's living conditions.

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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.  


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
  • 128
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,274,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,425 helped Hajar to buy her husband a rickshaw so he can bring in extra income.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 21, 2014
Jan 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015