Mona is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo.
Mona is a 40-year-old married woman and a mother to five sons. Her husband is employed and earns a small salary that is not enough to cover the family's needs.
Mona and her family also work in agriculture. They own a large piece of land and farm different types of vegetables over the course of the year. They sell their harvest in the market and earn a good income that helps them cover some of their needs and live in better conditions.
Mona is requesting a 2,500 USD loan from FATEN to cover the cost of purchasing seasonal seedlings.
This will allow them to produce a better crop and thus increase their sales and improve the family's income.
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