Faten S. and her husband have an olive wood workshop producing all-wood handicrafts such as crosses, statues, necklaces, etc. Faten has one daughter and three sons who are all school students. Faten and her husband work in the workshop together. Faten took out a loan to purchase work tools and to pay for printing business cards. As Christmas is around the corner, the workshop's clients are demanding more products, as well as the tourists who come to buy Christmas wooden ornaments and souvenirs. Faten has had five loans before this one from FATEN and has always committed to repayments. Faten's picture was taken in FATEN's office.
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