Ahlam is a Palestinian hardworking woman and the mother of four children, one of whom is married.
Ahlam works in several businesses: she raises goats and sheep to sell and currently has more than thirty; she also has birds that she sells, either for food or for their lovely sounds; she even raises peacocks which she sells for their feathers.
Currently, after her husband became sick and was not able to work on a continuous basis, she decided to establish a greenhouse to grow and sell vegetables; she already has the land and the basic equipments in addition to the necessary experience.
Ahlam received several loans from FATEN and has repaid them all in full and on time. Now she needs 2,500 USD to start her greenhouse. She appears in the photo at her barn.
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