Fatenah is a loyal client of FATEN. She started taking loans from FATEN a long time ago to improve the small grocery store her family runs. Fatenah has a big family with two daughters and four sons. Recently, she thought of learning to sew and started a small workshop in her house. She started the sewing workshop using a friend's old sewing machine and, now that she has improved her sewing skills, she came to FATEN to take out a loan to purchase a sewing machine of her own.
Fatenah hopes to be able to have a bigger workshop and hire other women of Beit Umar village, where she lives, to help her and themselves. Fatenah appears in the picture here in FATEN's office.
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