Fathya, photographed in her store, is a 60-year-old widow with no children. For the past three years, Fathya has operated a grocery store, which has been a profitable project and her only source of income.
Fathya is requesting a 1,000 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the costs of purchasing necessary groceries that her customers often request, such as cooking oil, sugar, milk, and flour. This will increase sales and improve Fathya's income.
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