Manal Qabani is a 35-year-old mother. She has two sons and one daughter who are 15, 4 and 1 year old. Manal is married to Khamees Qabani, who works as a taxi driver in Deir Al-Balah, a city in the Gaza Strip.
Manal's husband has been a taxi driver for 4 years. The old car he uses needs expensive maintenance work, so he decided to sell it and buy a new one.
Manal's husband needs $2000 dollar to be able to buy a new car, so Manal came to FATEN and took a loan to help her husband, because the taxi is the only source of income for the family.
Kahmees appears in the picture with his youngest son, Ali, because Manal comes from a very conservative family.
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