Salam is a 42 year-old single woman who, for the past eight years, has been sewing and selling clothes to her loyal customers. She has a good reputation amongst her customers, and her work has been profitable, but she needs addition funds to cover her costs.
Salam is requesting a $3,000 loan from FATEN to help her cover the costs of purchasing an additional sewing machine. This will enable Salam to expand her work, increase sales, and grow her income. In this picture, Salam is photographed in her workshop.
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