Fatema is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband Khalil appears in her Kiva profile photo.
Fatema is a 50-year-old woman, she is married to Khalil and a mother to two sons and one daughter. Her husband and her elder son are employed and get low salaries, which are not enough to cover the family's expenses.
For the past one year, Fatema, with help of her husband, has been operating an Internet Cafe, which has been a profitable project, but also needs more support to cover its costs.
Fatema is requesting a 2,500 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the costs of purchasing more computers. She would like to expand the size of her work and improve the cafe's condition by changing the tiles and installing new ones. This will attract more customers and improve the family's income to live in better conditions.
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