Nawal is a conservative person who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo.
Nawal is a 37 year old married woman from Rafah city. She lives in a small house with her husband and four sons. Nawal's husband is an employee and also works as a taxi driver at night. These two incomes are barely enough to cover the family's needs.
Nawal took a USD loan from FATEN. This loan will help Nawal's family by helping to fix the taxi, which is urgently needed. This loan will help increase the capacity of the taxi, and in turn increase income to help support the family.
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