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Hamdi is a 25-year-old married man from Rafah city. He lives with his wife in a small, simple house in the city. Hamdi is an employee in a local firm where he gets a low income. This income barely covers all the family's needs. He decided to buy a new rickshaw to work on. This will help him to cover part of the family's expenses.

Hamdi took out a Murabaha loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy a new rickshaw and start to transfer goods in the local market. By taking this loan, Hamdi will be able to find a new source of income and 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
  • 83
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    Palestine Loans Fundraising
  • $14,477,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Hamdi to buy a new rickshaw and start to transfer goods in the local market.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2014
Mar 17, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2016