Jamalat is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband Jihad appears in her Kiva profile photo.
Jamalat is a 47-year-old married woman and a mother to one son who is 12 years old. For the past two years, Jamalat's husband has had a grocery store selling different types of groceries. It has been a profitable project, but also it needs more support to cover the costs.
Jamalat is requesting a 1,500 USD loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the costs of purchasing needed stock of basic groceries that customers often request, such as rice, sugar and milk. This will increase sales and increase the family's income.
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