Rajaa', age 30, operates her own grocery store business. She and her husband have three sons and two daughters and live in the city of Jenin in Palestine. Her husband is a baker with a decent salary, and her grocery business is another source of income for the family.
Rajaa' wants to improve her grocery by purchasing additional grocery items to offer for sale. She does not have a sufficient amount of money for what she needs, so she is requesting a loan in the amount of $3,000 from FATEN.
When Rajaa' receives this loan, which will be repaid on a monthly basis, she will be able to purchase a greater variety of groceries and have a better selection to offer for sale. In this way, she will sell more and increase her income so as to help raise her family's standard of living.
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