Zozan is a 39-year-old mother of three sons and one daughter. Her husband, Nafez, works in the vegetable market in Jenin, a city in Palestine. One of Zozan's sons is a National Palestinian Authority employee who has a very low salary because he is a college student. The rest of her children are school students.
Zozan's dream is to help her son continue his education, and earn a B.A. degree so he can get a better job and help the family live a better life. Zozan came to FATEN and took a $2,000 loan to pay for her son's college tuition.
Zozan's husband, Nafez, appears in the picture here in FATEN's office, because Zozan is a conservative woman who doesn't like having her picture published.
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