Fatema, who appears in the photo, is a 46-year-old woman. She is a mother to one son and one daughter. Her husband is a worker across the border and earns a low income, which is not enough to cover all the costs.
For the past ten years, Fatema has been raising and selling sheep and sheep products. The herd is located near to her house with a well-ventilated and large space. This has been a profitable project and a second source of income to the family, but also needs more support to cover the family's needs.
Fatema is requesting a 3,000 USD loan from FATEN to help her cover the costs of purchasing more sheep and necessary fodder to feed the sheep. This will increase sales and improve the family's income.
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