Kareema is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo, pictured inside his taxi.
Kareema is a 44-year-old married woman and mother to five sons. Her husband has been a taxi driver for seven years; it has been a profitable project, but needs more support to cover the family's needs and costs, especially since it is the only source of income to the family.
Kareema is requesting a 3,000 USD loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the costs of purchasing licensing and insuring the taxi. This will allow Kareema's husband to move freely from one place to another and take more requests, which will lead to increased customers and improve the family's income.
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