Amal is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears next to his taxi in her Kiva profile photo.
Amal is a 43-year-old woman. She is married and a mother of four sons and eight daughters. Eight of her children are married and have their own lives. Her husband is employed and gets a low salary, which is not enough to cover the family's needs.
For the past three years, Amal's husband has also been driving a taxi, which has been a profitable project and a second helper income to the family.
Amal decided to help her husband, so she is requesting a 1,000 USD loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the costs of licensing and insuring his taxi. This will make the taxi legal to move from one area to another and enable Amal's husband to work extra hours and take more internal requests, which will help to improve the family's income positively.
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