Mahmoud is a 50-year-old man. He is married and has five sons. He has a store for clothing sales, which is the only source of income for the family. Mahmoud wants to purchase winter clothes in bulk to have a larger collection for sale, but the amount of money he has isn't enough to pay. He needs to take out a loan of $2,000 from FATEN. When Mahmoud gets the loan, he will be able to pay for the bulk purchase of winter clothes, so he will have a better collection to compete with others and sell more. His income will increase and he will have the ability to offer better living conditions for his family.
Mahmoud is photographed in his store.
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