Eman is a conservative woman who prefers not to have her photo published online, so her husband appears in her Kiva profile photo in the place where he is selling fruit and vegetables. Eman is a 32-year-old woman, a mother with two sons and two daughters. Her husband is a Palestinian National Authority employee with a low salary, which is not enough to cover the family's costs, and to improve his income and provide better living conditions to his family, he has been working selling fruit and vegetables for three years, which has been a profitable project.
Eman is requesting a 1,000 USD loan from FATEN to help her husband cover the cost of purchasing bulk amounts of fruits and vegetables to resell upon customers' request. This will increase sales and improve the family's income.
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