We see Mahmoud here next to his taxi. He is 47 years old and the father of three sons and one daughter. For the past five years, Mahmoud has earned a living by driving a taxi, which has been profitable and is his family's sole source of income. He is requesting a loan for $1,500 US from FATEN to help him cover the costs of licensing and insuring his vehicle. This will allow Mahmoud to work extra hours and provide service to more customers, which will improve his family's income and living standards.
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