Asem is a 52-year-old husband and the father of three sons and one daughter. One of the sons is a school teacher who helps his father with household expenses. The other three children are college and high-school students. Asem is a literacy teacher.
Asem took a $1000 loan from FATEN to pay for his son's college tuition fees. He hopes that the son finishes his education and finds a good job, which will help his brother and sister continue their education.
In the picture, Asem appears at the FATEN office in Qalqilia.
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