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Ahmad is a 36-year-old married man from Deir el Balah city. He lives with his wife and four kids; one son and three daughters. Ahmad works as an employee in the public sector where he gets a low income. This income barely covers all of the family needs.

Ahmad also works in his rickshaw where he buys groceries and food and resells them to the supermarkets in his area. It is a good business and it covers part of the family expenses.

Ahmad took a USD Murabaha loan from FATEN. This loan will help him buy more food and grocery products and resell them at the local market. This will increase his sales and 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
  • 107
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,205,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,525 helped Ahmad to buy more food and grocery products and resell them at the local market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2014
Feb 21, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2016