Wijdan Y. who works with her husband, Iqab, in the fields wants to share in helping him improve their field which is their only source of income, so she took a US$ 2000 loan from FATEN. In their free time, Wijdan and her sons work with Iqab, taking care of the plants he grows.
The family consists of five sons who are between 22 and 2 years old. Wijdan and Iqab have a greenhouse and would like to purchase another one to increase the produce and be able to grow a larger variety of fruits and vegetables every season, therefore she came to FATEN.
The couple are known in the city of Jineen for their commitment to work and their ambition. Jineen is a city which is known for farming and agriculture and it supplies the Palestinian market with a huge amount of vegetables and fruits.
Iqab appears in the field in the picture above.
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