Wafa is a single woman from Rafah City in Gaza Strip. Wafa rented a store eight years ago and started her own grocery business that she runs with the help of her brother who appears in the picture here. Wafa is a conservative woman and doesn't want her picture online. Wafa wanted to increase the variety of goods she sells in the store. Therefore, she came to FATEN and took a loan for this purpose. Wafa wishes to have a big supermarket in the near future using savings from the store's profits and the help of FATEN loans.
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