She is a conservative woman and her son Hassan, for whom she is taking out this loan, is pictured here at the FATEN branch. Nibal is 56 years old and the mother of two sons and one daughter. One of Nibal's sons earns a decent salary working at a telecommunication company and her other son wants to start a business selling clothes. This business will allow him to become independent and help increase the family's income by adding another source of income.
Nibal wants to help her son start his business and is requesting a loan from FATEN to cover expenses such as purchasing a new collection of clothes to sell and installing shelves, lights, and other items. Her loan will enable Nibal to help her son to pay for these expenses and prepare the store well for opening which will help her son to establish his future right and livelihood.
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