Both Shifa and her husband appear in her Kiva profile photo standing next to his taxi. Shifa is a 45-year-old woman. She is the mother of five sons and two daughters.
For the past few years, Shifa's husband has been driving a taxi in a small village near Jinen called Maithalon, which is very famous for agriculture. It has been a profitable endeavor and is the only source of income for the family. Shifa is requesting a loan of $700 from FATEN to help her husband cover the costs to insure and license the taxi. In addition, this loan will help the family cover some of the taxi-related expenses.
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