Sonia is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo, pictured in his store.
Sonia is a 32-year-old young woman, she is married and a mother to two sons and one daughter.
For the past four years, Sonia's husband has been working in purchasing, selling and exchanging gas canisters to customers from public people and institutions, which has been a profitable project and the only source of income to the family. But he needs more support to cover the family's expenses and cover the costs of work.
Sonia is requesting a 3,000 USD loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the costs of purchasing a number of gas canisters to sell and exchange. This will allow Sonia's husband to expand the scope of his work, improve his business, and increase the family's income, which will offer the family better living conditions.
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