Wafaa is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo, pictured next to his taxi.
Wafaa is a 35-year-old woman. She is married and a mother of two sons and three daughters. Her husband has been a taxi driver for four years. This has been a profitable project and the only source of income for the family, but the family needs more support to cover their needs and the taxi's costs.
Wafaa wants to help her husband in increasing the family's income, so she is requesting a US $1,000 loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the costs of licensing and insuring his taxi. This will enable Wafaa's husband to drive legally and safely from one area to another and to work extra hours, which will help to increase the family's income and improve their living conditions.
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