Nahla is a 34-year-old young woman. She is married and has three sons and two daughters. Her husband is a taxi driver and earns the only source of income for the family. Nahla wants to help her husband in paying the expense of making repairs to the taxi car such as painting, changing the engine, etc., but the amount of money she has isn't enough. This is why she needs to take a loan in the amount of $1,500 from FATEN. When Nahla gets the loan, which will be repaid on a monthly basis, she will be able to help her husband in paying the expense of repairing the taxi. This will improve the taxi conditions, and enable her husband to work extra hours and increase his income. Nahla is a conservative woman, so her husband Naji is photographed next to the taxi car instead of her.
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