Ola is a mother and housewife from Gaza Strip. Ola is a mother of three daughters: Lina, Lana and Farah. Her husband, Yousef, is a Palestinian National Authority employee and runs a bookstore. The bookstore where Yousef appears in the picture is located in the schools' area.
Ola helps her husband manage the work at the bookstore when he is at work. As school is starting this week, Ola and Yousef needed a $1500 loan to purchase stationary and school new year preparations. Ola came to FATEN for the loan and was able to buy the needed goods for the new year.
The bookstore helps the family manage their expenses. Ola doesn't appear in the picture as she comes from a conservative background.
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