Rawya is a mother of two daughters and two sons: Yousef, Amro, Suhair and Hadeel, her sons and daughters age between 20-25 years old, Yousef works in a bank while Amro works in a restaurant. Rawya's husband is a National Palestinian Authority employee.
Rawya started her small project at home, she rented a shop to sell chickens for the neighborhood, Rawya received a $1,000 loan from FATEN to purchase a larger number of chicken and increase her profit. Rawya dreams of having a family business where her husband, sons and daughters work with her and help her grow the project bigger.
Rawya's son Yousef appear in the picture here as Rawya doesn't want to have her picture online.
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