Fatema is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her son Mohammad appears in her Kiva profile photo, taken in the store.
Fatema is a 40-year-old woman. She is married and a mother to five sons and two daughters. Her two daughters are married and three of her sons are school students. Her husband and two of her sons are employed with low salaries, which are not enough to cover the family's needs and pay the education expenses.
For the past month, Fatema has been selling clothes. Still, she needs to improve her project and get more support to cover the store's costs. She is requesting a 1,500 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the costs of purchasing a new collection of summer clothes to resell. This will enable her to compete with others and attract new customers to buy from her store. That will increase sales and improve the family's income.
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