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Shadi is a 28-year-old married man from Rafah city. He is a father of three kids, a son and two daughters. He works as an employee in the public sector where he earns a low income. His income is not enough to cover all the family's needs.

Shadi would like to improve the family's living conditions so he decided to work in transferring goods using a rickshaw. Shadi took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help him to buy a new rickshaw for his business. By taking this loan, Shadi will be able to work extra hours transferring goods to the local market. This will increase 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
  • 146
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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 $1,800 helped Shadi to buy a new rickshaw for his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2014
Jun 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2016