Mahmoud is a young man working as a policeman in the Palestinian National Authority. He takes home a monthly salary of 470 USD. He currently lives with his family: his father, who is a daily paid worker, his mother and his brother. Jamal appears in the photo at the FATEN office in Tulkarem.
Mahmoud applied to FATEN to receive a loan of 2,000 USD in order to buy his brother a computer as his brother is studying in the university. Part of the loan will also be used to obtain a license to start building his own house since he plans to get married in a couple of years.
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